Melissa Lady Cardinals softball starts out season 10-1

By Rick Bailey
For the Anna-Melissa Tribune

Melissa - The Melissa Lady Cardinals (10-1) took their first loss of the season in a very close 1-0 game. The Lady Cardinals then reeled off five straight wins in tournament play over the weekend to drive their record to 10 wins going into District 9-4A play.  

On Thursday, March 4 the Lady Cardinals opened with a 20-2 win over Honey Grove, defeated Cooper 11-1 and ended the day with a 15-3 win over Rivercrest. On Friday, March 5 Melissa got two wins over Bells 5-1 and Denison 6-1. 

Melissa (10-1) is sitting in the top spot in the district before actual league play begins. Aubrey (8-2) finds themselves in the second spot. The remainder of the district sits at Van Alstyne (2-2), Celina (2-2), Anna (2-3), Sanger (2-9) and Gainesville (0-1) based on stats from MaxPreps.  

The Lady Cardinals open District 9-4A play on Tuesday, March 9 at 11:30 on the road in Anna.

Anna opens district play in Van Alstyne

Anna - The Lady Coyotes are currently sitting at 2-3 on the season according to games reported to MaxPreps. 

Anna opened District 9-4A play on March 6 against Van Alstyne and will host Melissa on March 9. Their third district game of the week is scheduled for March 10 at Celina. 

Melissa (10-1) is sitting in the top spot in the district before actual league play begins. Aubrey (8-2) finds themselves in the second spot. The remainder of the district sits at Van Alstyne (2-2), Celina (2-2), Anna (2-3), Sanger (2-9) and Gainesville (0-1) based on stats from MaxPreps.

Bells Lady Panthers' big bats were taken down by Melissa in Bells, Texas, March 5.
Bells Lady Panthers' big bats were taken down by Melissa in Bells, Texas, March 5.
Bells Lady Panthers' big bats were taken down by Melissa in Bells, Texas, March 5.
Bells Lady Panthers' big bats were taken down by Melissa today in Bells, Texas, March 5.
Bells Lady Panthers' big bats were taken down by Melissa in Bells, Texas, March 5.
Bells Lady Panthers' big bats were taken down by Melissa in Bells, Texas, March 5.