Lady Blue Hawks sitting at the top of District at 12-1

By Rick Bailey
For the Prosper Press

Team headed into showdown with Lovejoy

Rock Hill - The Rock Hill Lady Blue Hawk (12-1/21-6) find themselves still locked in a first play tie in District 10-5A headed into the last week of district play with playoffs right around the corner. Rock Hill got a win over Denison 7-4 and then got a win over Princeton 12-1. Grace Barlage got the win over Princeton as she pitched a no hitter with seven strikeouts. 

In their 7-4 win against Denison the Lady Blue Hawks were led by Josie Malan who went 2 for 3 on the day with three rbi. Aislynn Hardin was also 2 for 3 at the plate with one triple. Camilla Springs was 1 for 2 batting with one double and one rbi. Emily Alvarez was also 1 for 3 with one rbi. Taylor Hagen was the winning pitcher and tossed eight strikeouts.   

On April 20th, the Lady Blue Hawks got their 12-1 win over Princeton. Grace Berlage pitched a no-hitter with seven strikeouts in the win. Katerina Luna was a perfect 4 for 4 on the day with one double and four rbi. Julie Malan was 3 for 4 with one home run and three rbi. Taylor Hagen was 3 for 4 at the plate with two rbi coming off of two doubles and one triple. Aislynn Hardin was 1 for 3 with one rbi.    

Season leaders for Rock Hill on offense include: Batting Average - Veronica Culley .465,  Jolie Malan .459, Katerina Luna .439, Emma Hill .433, Emily Alvarez .417, Leah Rinehart .389, Taylor Hagen .319, Aislynn Hardin .297, Camila Spriggs .286, Dawson Hill .266 and Grace Berlage .258.

Season leaders for Lady Blue Hawks on offense include: On-Base Percentage - Veronica Culley .525,  Jolie Malan .512, Emma Hill .485, Katerina Luna .483, Leah Rinehart .476, Emily Alvarez .425, Aislynn Hardin .375, Camila Spriggs 3.73, Taylor Hagen .373, Dawson Hill .356 and Grace Berlage .286.

Lady Blue Hawk leaders in runs scored include: Jolie Malan 32, Emma Hill 27, Emily Alvarez 25, Veronica Culley 24, Katerina Luna 19, Aislynn Hardin 15, Camila Spriggs 12, Dawson Hill 11, Tristalyn Lee 10 and Leah Rinehart 8.

Rock Hill leaders in runs batted in (RBI) include: Katerina Luna 39, Jolie Malan 22, Veronica Culley 13, Emily Alvarez 12, Dawson Hill 12, Aislynn Hardin 10, Taylor Hagen 10, Emma Hill 9 and Grace Berlage 8.  

Lady Blue Hawk leaders in extra base hits include: Doubles - Katerina Luna 15, Jolie Malan 5, Taylor Hagen 5, Dawson Hill 5, Camilla Spriggs 4, Emma Hill 3, Aislynn Hardin 2, Veronica Culley 2 and Grace Berlage 2.

Rock Hill leaders in extra base hits include: Triples - Jolie Malan 7, Katerina Luna 3, Aislynn Hardin 2, Dawson Hill 2, Veronica Culley 1, Emma Hill 1 and Taylor Hagen 1.

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

Lady Blue Hawk leaders in baserunning include: Stolen Bases - Dawson Hill 18, Veronica Cully 15, Jolie Malan 15, Emily Alvarez 13, Camilla Spriggs 8, Aislynn Hardin 7, Katerina Luna 6 and Tristalyn Lee 6. 

Pitching for the Lady Blue Hawks falls on the arms of Grace Berlage (8-3) with 2.71 ERA and 81 strikeouts in 19 appearances and Taylor Hagen (8-2) with 2.64 ERA and 63 strikeouts in 18 appearances.

District 10-5A standing through March 30: Rock Hill (12-1/21-6), Lovejoy (12-1/23-7-3), Denison (7-4/14-9), The Colony (6-5/7-10-2), Wylie East (3-3/4-9), Sherman (2-10/2-17), Princeton (2-11/13-15-1), McKinney North (1-10/1-20) and according to MaxPreps. 

The Lady Blue Hawks are scheduled for their showdown game against Lovejoy on April 23. The playoffs will begin by May 1.