Melissa Lady Cardinals blank Anna 14-0 in District 9-4A softball opener

By Rick Bailey
For the Anna-Melissa Tribune
Melissa's Rachel Wells (28) hits a two run homer in the first inning vs Anna at Anna High School field, Tuesday afternoon, March 9, 2021.

Melissa - The Melissa Lady Cardinals (1-0/11-1) got their first district win of the season in a 14-0 rout of Anna. The Lady Cardinals were off most of the Spring Break week and have two District 9-4A games slated this week. 

Bryton Wright (13) is the starting pitcher for Melissa vs Anna at Anna High School field, Tuesday afternoon, March 9, 2021.

District 9-4A matchups last week included Melissa’s 14-0 win over Anna, Van Alstyne topped Gainesville 20-0 and Van Alstyne defeated Sanger 19-8.  

Van Alstyne (3-0/8-1) is sitting in the top spot in the district with Aubrey (2-0/10-2) in the second spot. The remainder of the district sits at Melissa (1-0/11-1), Celina (0-1/3-5), Anna (0-1/2-4), Sanger (0-1/2-9) and Gainesville (0-2/0-3) based on stats from MaxPreps.  

This week’s District 9-4A games include: March 16 - Sanger at Aubrey, Celina at Melissa and Gainesville; March 19 - Melissa at Gainesville, Aubrey at Van Alstyne and Anna at Sanger; March 23 - Van Alstyne at Anna and Sanger at Melissa; March 26 - Melissa at Van Alstyne and Anna at Sanger. 

Anna - The Lady Coyotes are currently sitting at (0-1/2-4) on the season according to games reported to MaxPreps. They dropped their district opener 14-0 to Melissa. 

Rachel Wells (28) isa greeted at home plate after smacking her second home run vs Anna at Anna High School field, Tuesday afternoon, March 9, 2021.

District 9-4A matchups last week included Melissa’s 14-0 win over Anna, Van Alstyne topped Gainesville 20-0 and Van Alstyne defeated Sanger 19-8.  

Van Alstyne (3-0/8-1) is sitting in the top spot in the district with Aubrey (2-0/10-2) in the second spot. The remainder of the district sits at Melissa (1-0/11-1), Celina (0-1/3-5), Anna (0-1/2-4), Sanger (0-1/2-9) and Gainesville (0-2/0-3) based on stats from MaxPreps.  

This week’s District 9-4A games include: March 16 - Sanger at Aubrey, Celina at Melissa and Gainesville; March 19 - Melissa at Gainesville, Aubrey at Van Alstyne and Anna at Sanger; March 23 - Van Alstyne at Anna and Sanger at Melissa; March 26 - Melissa at Van Alstyne and Anna at Sanger.

Anna's catcher tags Melissa's Emmah Ellis (8) out at home at Anna High School field, Tuesday afternoon, March 9, 2021.