AUSTIN (AP) — Victoria Beltran hit a three-run homer and threw a five-hit complete game as Boerne won its first state softball title with a 7-3 win over Denton Ryan in the Class 4A championship Saturday.
Beltran’s blast to left in the third inning sailed over the street behind McCombs Field and into a parking lot, scoring Kaitlin Southerland and Sara Corcoran to break a 2-all tie.
Beltran was named MVP and Shelbey Veselka had three hits to raise her batting average for the tournament to .677, which ties three others for the UIL record among Class 4A players.
Denton Ryan (35-7) pushed across a run in the sixth inning when Tara Tague singled and later came around to score on another single by Jessie Limonica.
CLASS 5A: Garland 1, Katy 0
AUSTIN (AP) — Katie Updyke’s sacrifice fly in the fourth scored FraShekia Knight and Garland pitcher Tomi Garrision did the rest as the Owls became the first Class 5A softball team to repeat at state champions with a 1-0 win over Katy on Saturday night.
Garrison struck out four and allowed three hits in getting her fifth career state tournament victory, one shy of the UIL record. The junior, who nearly threw a perfect game in Friday’s semifinal, was named MVP for the second straight year.
Katy’s Denise Arnold threw a five-hit complete game and walked just one batter, the only time in the game she fell behind in the count.
Garland’s only run came unearned in the fourth after Knight, who began the inning with a single, later advanced to third on a booted ground ball. Updyke’s fly ball to left field brought Knight home.
Garrison won both state tournament games for Garland last season. She got her first victory in semifinals as a freshman in 2005, when Garland was beaten in 15 innings in the finals by Keller.
On Friday night, Garrison settled for a one-hitter against Austin Bowie after her bid to throw the first perfect game in the tournament’s 14-year history was spoiled when she gave up a triple to start the seventh.
The career record for tournament victories is six, set by Pasadena Dobie's Christa Williams in 1993 and 1995 when the format was an eight-team, three-games-to-win.
CLASS 3A CHAMPIONSHIP
Medina Valley 7, Burkburnett 2
AUSTIN (AP) — Crystal Keller had three hits, drove in two runs and threw a four-hit complete game to lead Medina Valley past Burkburnett 7-2 to win the Class 3A state softball championship Saturday.
Keller was named MVP and Becca Kwapich, who had three hits, tied a UIL record by hitting .714 in the state tournament. She finished 5-for-7 in two games.
Burkburnett (35-5-1) scored in the first on Lorena Barnes’ double and again in the fourth on Alex Kirkikis’ triple.
Medina Valley (34-11) had 12 hits and scored five runs in the fifth inning, when Keller hit a two-run double and Amanda Hilbig had a two-run single.
Jenna Haby doubled and Holli Rihn had two hits for Medina Valley.
CLASS 2A CHAMPIONSHIP
Troy 6, Aubrey 3
AUSTIN (AP) — Troy’s Michelle Ege pitched a three-hit complete game to lead the Trojanettes (35-3) to the UIL Class 2A state championship on Saturday with a 6-3 win over Aubrey (31-3-1).
Ege, who was named the championship game’s Most Valuable Player, struck out four and only allowed one earned run in notching her 29th season victory.
Ege, McKenzie Sickler and Jenny Calhoun had two hits each in the win.
Jackie Martinez scored twice and drove in pair of runs for Troy while losing pitcher Kylie Roos drove in a pair of runs for Aubrey.
The championship is the second for Troy, which also won in 2000.
Bosqueville 4, Shiner 1
AUSTIN (AP) — Raygan Feight of Bosqueville hit a grand slam in the bottom of the sixth inning to lead the Bulldogs (26-7) to a 4-1 win over Shiner (22-7-1) in Saturday’s University Interscholastic League Class A state softball championship game.
Feight’s grand slam was the first in the 14-year history of UIL state softball tournament and came as the Bulldogs were down to their final six outs trailing Shiner 1-0.
Down by a run, Grace Getman singled to lead off the Bosqueville sixth inning. Haley Feight bunted the ball and was safe a fielding error. Michelle Miller walked to load the bases bringing to bat Raygan Feight, the Bulldogs’ cleanup hitter and championship game Most Valuable Player
Feight lined the first pitch down the left field line inside the foul pole and over the first row of parked cars to send the Bosqueville crowd into delirium.
Shiner had scored in the fourth inning when Morgan Ullmann singled home Maci Schaefer, who had doubled to lead off the inning for the Comanches.
Sophomore pitcher Ashley Barnes earned her 11th win by scattering five hits. The title was the first for Bosqueville who lost to Shiner in the 2002 finals.