Hightower Baseball

The Hightower Hurricanes are among the area teams off to a strong start this season. (Photo from Hightower Baseball Twitter)

After having the 2020 season cut short due to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the area’s high school baseball and softball teams have sprung into action with hot starts this year.

The Dulles Vikings have had the best start among the area’s Class 6A baseball teams, going 4-1 at the Katy ISD tournament to open the 2021 campaign. Dulles most recently beat Katy Mayde Creek on Feb. 25, then split a pair of games against Katy and Cypress Springs on Feb. 26. The Vikings will play Richmond Foster at 5 p.m. Thursday.

Elkins is on a two-game winning streak after defeating Houston Memorial and Spring Woods on Feb. 26, moving to 2-2 on the young season. Joseph Binder has led the way at the plate, hitting .500 with a double and a triple in 13 at-bats. Logan Abadie, Ethan Muniz, Adam Wade and Amir Sabahi are tied for the team lead with four RBIs apiece. The Knights will play Cy Falls on Thursday.

The Bush Broncos have bounced back from a season-opening loss to Houston Macarthur on Feb. 25 with consecutive wins over Cypress Lakes and Houston Westfield, and stood at 2-1 on the season heading into Tuesday’s game against Katy Morton Ranch.

Travis is 2-2-1 so far in tournament play. Nick Massarini is hitting .308 with two home runs for the Tigers, with both of those homers coming in a 15-6 win over Katy Taylor on Feb. 26. Travis will continue non-district play with a game against Cy Springs on Thursday.

Austin has started the season 1-2 following losses to Langham Creek on Feb. 25 and Cy Woods on Feb. 26, sandwiched around a win against Katy Mayde Creek on Feb. 26.

Ridge Point also had a rough start to the year, going 0-3 at last week’s Katy ISD tournament.

In Class 5A action, the Hightower Hurricanes are 5-0 to begin the season. They took down Willowridge on Feb. 23 and Houston Eisenhower and Houston Sterling on Feb. 26. Hightower also beat Scarborough on Feb. 21

Kempner sits at 1-2 on the season and was looking to snap a two-game losing streak in Tuesday’s scheduled game against Angleton.

Willowridge is 0-4 on the season, and was scheduled to play Hightower on Tuesday, while Marshall was 0-4 heading into Tuesday’s scheduled game against Fulshear.

In Class 4A, the Stafford Spartans have won two in a row over Alief Taylor and Willowridge and now sit at 2-1 on the season.

Softball

Austin’s Lady Bulldogs are 3-1 in the early going to lead FBISD’s Class 6A teams. They split a pair on Feb. 25 with a loss to Langham Creek and a win over Houston Memorial, then beat Stratford and Katy Taylor on Feb. 27.

Dulles is off to a 3-2 start after last week’s Spring Branch ISD tournament, defeating Spring Woods and Sealy on Feb. 25. The Lady Vikings then dropped a pair to Klein Cain on Feb. 26 and Montgomery on Feb. 27.

The Clements Lady Rangers are 1-5 in the early going, with the lone win coming on Feb. 27 against Cy Springs. Maddox Darnell hit a grand slam against Cy Springs.

Among the area’s Class 5A action, the Kempner Lady Cougars snapped a two-game losing streak with a 5-1 win over Westside on Feb. 25, and are now 1-2 on the season.

In Class 4A action, the Stafford Lady Spartans went 4-1 at a home tournament last week.

A list of last week's area scores is below:

Last Week’s Scores

Baseball

Feb. 23

Kempner 10, Angleton 9

Hightower 24, Willowridge 6

Fulshear 12, Marshall 0

Feb. 25

Dulles 11, Mayde Creek 8

Travis 7, Seven Lakes 7

Bush 12, Cy Lakes 2

Langham Creek 10, Austin 1

South Houston 12, Kempner 1

MacArthur 8, Bush 2

Cy Fair 5, Elkins 2

Baytown Lee 5, Stafford 2

Tompkins 13, Ridge Point 2

Stratford 7, Elkins 1

Pasadena 12, Marshall 1

Cypress Park 15, Marshall 1

Feb. 26

Elkins 4, Memorial 2

Dulles 15, Cy Springs 4

Elkins 24, Spring Woods 1

Travis 15, Taylor 1

Stafford 15, Alief Taylor 0

Stafford 11, Willowridge 1

Austin 4, Mayde Creek 3

Hightower 7, Eisenhower 0

Hightower 17, Sterling 1

Katy 14, Dulles 4

Cinco Ranch 2, Ridge Point 1

Paetow 3, Travis 1

Westfield 7, Kempner 3

Baytown Lee 12, Willowridge 1

Feb. 27

Travis 19, Morton Ranch 3

Hightower 18, Scarborough 2

Bush 4, Westfield 2

Cy Woods 4, Austin 2

Katy 11, Ridge Point 4

South Houston 11, Marshall 3

Alief Hastings 13, Willowridge 0

Softball

Feb. 23

Dulles 16, Bush 1

Ridge Point 15, Clements 0

Feb. 24

Lamar Consolidated 11, Kempner 1

Feb. 25

Dulles 16, Spring Woods 1

Kempner 5, Westside 1

Dulles 7, Sealy 6

Austin 8, Memorial 4

Langham Creek 4, Austin 2

Cy Woods 9, Ridge Point 8

Clear Falls 13, Kempner 1

Dawson 7, Ridge Point 6

Feb. 26

Ridge Point 7, Foster 6

Ridge Point 9, Brazoswood 4

Stafford 13, Aldine 2

Klein Cain 14, Dulles 0

Feb. 27

Stafford 9, Alief Elsik 5

Austin 2, Stratford 1

Austin 7, Taylor 0

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