FHS Lady Rabbit Softball Team is on Hot Streak

The Forney Lady Rabbit softball team is currently on a hot streak. The team has recently collected impressive victories over Keller High School, Arlington Martin High School, Plano High School, and Rockwall-Heath High School. 

All of these schools were 6A playoff teams last season.

Also, Keller and Plano are considered to be state power house softball teams. Historically, Keller won 6A State Softball Titles in 2016 an 2017 while Plano made the 6A State Softball Final 4 in 2018. Of course, Forney is in that State Softball powerhouse team category as well after winning the 5A State Softball Title in 2018.

After these impressive victories, Forney’s overall record right now stands at 8-1 as they head to the Houston area to play in a tournament later this week.

On February 21st at the Southlake Carroll Tournament, Forney defeated Keller by a count of 8-5 in what turned out to be a four-inning game due to tournament time limits.

Due to heavy rainfall, this was the only game that Forney got to play at the Southlake Carroll Tournament.

Against Keller, Forney exploded for 8 runs in the 2nd inning to build an early 8-0 lead in the game. After this inning, Forney looked to be in total control. RBI’s in this frame for Forney came from Calleigh Cross (Grand Slam Home Run—4 RBI’s), Vanessa Hollingsworth (RBI Double), Sadie Hewitt (RBI Double), Lexi Brown (RBI Single), and Kyler Sanders (RBI Fielder’s Choice Ground Ball).

However, Keller, a very talented team in their own right, tried to mount a furious rally in the 4th inning. The Lady Indians, who coming into the game, were ranked #1 in the State by the Texas Girls Coaches Association, scored 5 runs in the frame to cut Forney’s lead to 8-5. But, Keller’s dramatic rally would fall short after Forney got some key outs under pressure to win the game.

On Friday, February 22nd, Forney squared off against Arlington Martin High School in a non-district game Forney completely dominated this game in every way possible as they won by a count of 15-0.

In this game, Forney scored 9 runs in the first inning, 5 in the second and 1 in the third.

Top hitters in this game for Forney were Hannah Holdbrook (1 Hit and 1 RBI), Georgia Robinson (2 Hits and 2 RBI’s), Trinity Cannon (1 Hit and 1 RBI), Kyler Sanders (1 hit and 2 RBI’s), Savanna DesRochers (1 RBI), Vanessa Hollingsworth (2 RBI’s), and Savannah Hughes (1 RBI). The other 5 runs that Forney scored in this game came home via Arlington Martin errors, passed balls, or wild pitches. This game was called in the 3rd inning.

In the pitching circle, Savanna DesRochers and Lexi Brown combined to toss a no hitter while striking out 6.

 

On Saturday, February 23, Forney played a double header against Plano High School and Rockwall-Heath.

Forney won the highly anticipated game with Plano High School by a count of 6-1. After Plano jumped out on top 1-0 in the top of the 1st inning thanks to a Lady Rabbit error, Forney responded by plating 1 run in the bottom of the first and 5 in the second to take control of the game.

Top hitters in this game for Forney were Vanessa Hollingsworth (2 Hits and 2 RBI’s), Calleigh Cross (1 Hit and 2 RBI’s), Trinity Cannon (1 Hit and 1 RBI), and Hannah Holdbrook (2 Hits). Note: Forney’s first run in this game came home via a Plano error.

In the pitching circle, Forney’s Savanna DesRochers was dominant as she surrendered 1 unearned run on 2 hits while striking out 6 in four innings of work.

 

Then, Forney squared off against Rockwall-Heath. Simply put, the Lady Rabbits rolled over the Lady Hawks by a count of 13-2.

Overall in this game, Forney scored 1 run in the 1st inning, 3 in the third, 5 in the fourth and 4 in the fifth.

Top hitters in this game for Forney were Calleigh Cross (3 Hits and 2 RBI’s), Trinity Cannon (4 Hits and 2 RBI’s), Savanna DesRochers (1 Hit and 2 RBI’s), Sadie Hewitt (3 hits and 2 RBI’s), and Charlie Hale (1 Hit and 2 RBI’s). Note: Forney also scored 3 additional runs in this game via a Rockwall-Heath error and wild pitch.

In the pitching circle, Georgia Robinson and Lexi Brown combined to surrender just 2 runs on 6 hits with 6 strikeouts in five innings of work.

 

On February 16 during the Forney ISD Tournament, Forney defeated Frisco Independence by a count of 16-1. The stats for this game were not available when I wrote the story about the tournament originally. But, the stats are available now. So, here is a report on that game.

Overall in this game, Forney scored 1 run in the first inning, 2 in the third, and 13 in the fourth.

Top hitters in this game for Forney were Savanna DesRochers (3 Hits and 4 RBI’s including a 2 run Homer in the 4th), Calleigh Cross (3 hits and 3 RBI’s including a 2 Run Homer in the 4th), Hannah Holdbrook (2 Hits and 3 RBI’s), Vanessa Hollingsworth (1 Hit and 2 RBI’s), Lexi Brown, (1 Hit and 1 RBI), and Jesika Roberts (2 hits and 1 RBI).

In the pitching circle, Savanna DesRochers surrendered just 1 run on 2 hits with 8 strikeouts in four innings of work.

 

 

Michael Morrill
Sports Director

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