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Lady Hawks battle Mabank in playoffs

by Brian Tyl | May 11, 2022 at 10:00 p.m.

WINNSBORO, Texas -- Pleasant Grove takes on Mabank in a Class 4A regional quarterfinal softball series, starting at 6 p.m. today at Winnsboro High School.

The Lady Hawks are coming off a 2-1 victory over Farmersville in an area playoff game win. The Lady Panthers swept North Lamar, 2 games to 0.

Pleasant Grove (16-11-4) is the No. 3 seed out of District 15-4A, while Mabank (26-6-1) is the No. 1 seed out of District 14-4A.

"They have two pitchers that throw at decent speed," Lady Hawks head coach Becca Collom said. "Their pitchers move the ball around. They have a good ball club.

"We need to play clean defense like we did last Friday. We are looking to put that together with our offense. I was super proud on Friday. We did a good job of relaxing and staying in the process. It is easy to press and play outside of our game, but they stayed with our game. I think we can put a good ball game together. We are excited and ready."

Likely starters for Pleasant Grove are pitcher Lexi Snyder, Adi Koller at shortstop, Abby Runion at third, Presley Humphrey at first, MJ Williams at second, Ann Elise Lindsay in left field, Hailey Allen is in right field, Sarah Hackleman behind the plate and Kaylee Gann in center field.

Katelin O'Neal, Lauren Stewart, Taylor Breiby, Gracie Whitecotton and Timia Cooks round out the Hawks roster.

The winner plays Kennedale or Melissa in the Class 4A regional semifinals next week.

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