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Baseball & Softball

Kylie Wardlow 23 readjusts her softball helmet at the end of the inning.

Varsity Softball Wraps Up Season With Win Against Vandegrift

Sawyer Grimaldi, Sports Editor April 28, 2023

After a long two-month season, the varsity softball team played their last game on Friday, April 14, against Vandegrift. Falling short of playoffs, the Warriors closed the season on a high note, beating...

The field players rush together to celebrate after the sixth inning.

Varsity Softball Dominates Against Mavericks 10-0

Conall Coats, Assistant Sports Editor April 24, 2023

On Friday, April 4, the varsity softball team competed against the McNeil Mavericks and won 10-0. This week was also the teacher appreciation game for the Warriors. Every year, the team does something...

With a powerful throw, pitcher West Morgan 26 launches the ball towards the batter.

[GALLERY]: JV Orange Baseball Triumphs Against Austin Waves 15-0

Hannah Ashtari and Phoebe Taber March 3, 2023

Coming off of a 10-0 loss to Lake Travis high school, JV Orange Baseball triumphed against the Austin Waves in a 15-0 game on Tuesday, Feb. 28. The team will next play against Vandegrift on Tuesday,...

Warrior Baseball become District Champions at the end of their game against McNeil. The team got right to celebrating and even dumped water on their coach.

Varsity Baseball Claims District Championship Title

Eshaan Chopra, Marketing Chief April 28, 2022

  The Warriors defeated the McNeil Mavericks 9-2 on Wednesday, April 27, at the Park Baseball Field. The district championship title was riding on this game, the Warriors pulled through with...

Mid-pitch, Dorothy Ziebell 24 sharply launches the ball towards the batter. With aggresive pitching the entire game, Ziebell helped the team stay ahead.

Varsity Softball Defeats Cedar Ridge Raiders in 3-2 Triumph

Daphne Longenbach, Heritage Editor-in-Chief April 21, 2022

  Through a misty night, the varsity softball team fought hard against the Cedar Ridge Raiders on Tuesday, April 19. It was their second game against the Raiders this season, beating them 3-2. “I...

Pitcher Jared Hyman ‘22 throws the ball towards the Raider batter. During the game, Hyman was reliable for throwing fastballs and causing the Raiders to strike out.

Varsity Baseball defeats Cedar Ridge 1-0

Phoebe Taber, Heritage Photo Editor April 20, 2022

  The Warriors played Cedar Park on Tuesday, April 19 at the Warrior field. While the teams seemed to be matched in skill, remaining 0-0 for the first three innings, the Warriors pulled through...

Matthew Gula 22 was scouted by Odessa College and received a full scholarship to attend the school. Photo Courtesy of Mike Gula

Matthew Gula Continues Astounding Baseball Career through College

Sawyer Grimaldi and Chloe Oakley April 6, 2022

The electrified buzz of a college crowd filled the air of the baseball diamond, but the mood quickly changed to one of uncertainty as an unfamiliar high school player stepped up to bat for the first time....

The Miami Marlins of Major League Baseball (MLB) became the first North American sports franchise to hire a female general manager with their hiring of Kim Ng. In addition to being the first-ever female GM, she is also the first Asian-American GM in MLB history. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Miami Marlins Hire Kim Ng As First-Ever Female General Manager in North American Sports

Sourav Dhar, Sports Editor November 23, 2020

Major League Baseball (MLB)’s Miami Marlins made history on Friday, Nov. 13 when they hired Kim Ng to be their next general manager, becoing the first North American sports franchise to hire a female...

Tait Joynt 21 lays off a fastball, resulting in a walk. Joynt closed off the game on the mound, pitching the final three innings while earning the win, giving up only one run.

Varsity Baseball Slugs By Elgin 18-16 at Dell Diamond

Jared Hyman, Photographer/Videographer March 10, 2020

On Tuesday, March 3, the varsity baseball team squared off against the Elgin Wildcats in a special non-district game at the Dell Diamond, home of the Round Rock Express, the Triple-A (AAA) affiliate...

Jack Brinson 22 barrels the ball up, resulting in a single. Brinson posted 5 hits and had a .500 on base percentage over the weekend. Photo courtesy of Eric Hyman.

GALLERY: Varsity Baseball Undefeated In First Tournament

Jared Hyman, Photographer/Videographer March 2, 2020

Swinging, Quincy Jones 21 makes an attempt to hit the ball. This was the second strike for Jones.

Varsity Softball Knocks Down Vista Ridge 7-5 in District Opener

Camille Marshall, Sports Editor February 29, 2020

The varsity softball team squared off against the Vista Ridge Rangers in windy conditions for their first district game of the 2020 season on Tuesday, Feb. 25. After much preparation from scrimmages...

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