Tigers shut down Marble Falls

Success came in threes for Dripping Springs Tiger senior Haley Odell Friday at the Tiger Softball complex.

A trio of RBIs from Odell, who went 3 for 3 on the night, helped state ranked Dripping Springs (21-5, 8-0) secure a 5-0 shutout of the Marble Falls Mustangs.

Dripping Springs Tiger junior pitcher Paige Leschber fires off a pitch during Friday’s district tilt with the Marble Falls Mustangs at the Dripping Springs softball complex. (photo by Nathan Latsha)

Aiding Odell on the offensive end was senior Kiele Miller, who went 1 for 4 with an RBI in the game. Junior Riley Dunn and sophomores Bailey Hudgeons and Camille Corona also earned a hit in the game. Corona caused trouble for Marble Falls on the base paths by stealing five bases on the night.

On the defensive end, Dripping Springs junior pitcher Paige Leschber smothered Mustang bats by pitching a complete game, one-hit shutout.

Leschber struck out 13 Mustang batters while conceding only two walks in her seven inning outing.

Behind her, the Tiger defense had a .964 fielding percentage and committeed only one error in the game.

Dripping Springs, which is currently ranked No. 8 in the Texas Girls Coaches Association Class 5A state softball poll, has a .318 team batting average and a .376 on-base percentage.

Four Tigers are batting over .400 with Corona sporting a team leading .450 batting average and a team high 32 stolen bases in 26 games played. Miller leads the team with 24 RBIs so far this season.

As a team, the Tigers have a fielding percentage of .963 so far this season.

Miller also leads the team with a 0.70 earned run average (ERA) in the pitching circle. Miller is 10-1 with 144 strikeouts to 37 walks.

Dripping Springs travels to Seguin March 31 before hosting Lockhart April 4 at 7 p.m.

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