Rock Hill Lady Blue Hawks sit at top of District 10-5A at 3-0

By Rick Bailey
For the Prosper Press

The Rock Hill Lady Blue Hawks (3-0/12-5) went on a two game run with victories over The Colony 17-3 and McKinney North 13-2. The Lady Blue Hawks share the district lead with Lovejoy at 3-0. 

In the win over The Colony were led in hitting by Emily Alvarez who went 4 for 4 in the contest. Freshman Emma Hall was 3 for 5 with two rbi and a double, Dawson Hill was 2 for 4 with one rbi and a double, Aislyn Hardin was 2 for 4 with two rbi and Katerina Luna was 2 for 3 with four rbi and two doubles. 

Also sophomore Jolie Malan was 2 for 4 with a triple, Veronica Cully went 2 for 4 with three rbi and a double and Tristalyn Lee was 1 for 2 with one rbi. Taylor Hagen got the win on the mound and also went 1 for 2 on the day with two rbi and a home run.     

On March 16, Rock Hill dropped McKinney North 13-2 after jumping out to an eight run first inning lead and held the opponent at bay the rest of the way. Katerina Luna led the team in hitting going 4 for 4 with four rbi and two home runs. Sophomore Veronica Cully was 3 for 4 with four rbi and one home run, Jolie Mann was 2 for 3 with one rbi and one home run and Dawson Hill went 1 for 3 with three rbi on one home run. Taylor Hagen picked up the win on the mound.   

Season leaders for Rock Hill on offense include: Batting Average - Veronica Culley .519, Emily Alvarez .491, Katerina Luna .408, Jolie Malan .390, Emma Hall .364, Aislynn Hardin .299 and Dawson Hill .279. 

Lady Blue Hawk leaders in runs scored include: Veronica Culley 14, Jolie Malan 14, Emily Alvarez 12, Katerina Luna 12, Emma Hill 10, Dawson Hill 8 and Aislynn Hardin 8.

Rock Hill leaders in runs batted in (RBI) include: Katerina Luna 21, Veronica Culley 5, Dawson Hill 8, Aislynn Hardin 7, Emily Alvarez 6, Jolie Malan 6, and Taylor Hagen 6.

Lady Blue Hawk leaders in extra base hits include: Doubles - Katerina Luna 6, Dawson Hill 4, Jolie Malan 3, Veronica Culley 2, Grace Berlage 2, Camilla Spriggs 2 and Emma Hall 2. 

Rock Hill leaders in extra base hits include: Triples - Jolie Malan 4 and Katerina Luna 3.

Lady Blue Hawk leaders in extra base hits include: Home Runs - Dawson Hill 3, Taylor Hagen 3, Katerina Luna 2, Veronica Cully 1 and Jolie Malan 1.

Pitching for the Lady Blue Hawks falls on the arms of Grace Berlage (5-2) with 2.78 ERA and 56 strikeouts in 13 appearances and Taylor Hagen (5-2) with 4.11 ERA and 39 strikeouts in 12 appearances.

District 10-5A standing through March 16: Rock Hill (3-0/12-5), Lovejoy (3-0/13-6-3), Denison (2-0/8-4), Sherman (1-1/1-7), McKinney North (1-2/1-8), Wylie East (0-1/1-4), The Colony (0-2/0-3-1) and Princeton (0-3/9-5-1). 

Rock Hill and the rest of  District 10-5A continue play on March 19: Rock Hill at Wylie East, Denison at McKinney, Lovejoy at Sherman and The Colony at Princeton; March 23: Princeton at Wylie East, Sherman at The Colony and Rock Hill at Denison; March 26: The Colony at McKinney North, Princeton at Rock Hill and Lovejoy at Denison.