Melissa Lady Cardinals still undefeated and at the top of the pack in District 9-4A play

By Rick Bailey
For the Anna-Melissa Tribune

Melissa - The Melissa Lady Cardinals (3-0/13-1) got a couple of District 9-4A games this week. On March 16 they got a home win over Celina 6-3 and then traveled to Gainesville at the end of the week to bring home a 23-0 blanking of Gainesville. 

District 9-4A matchups last week included Melissa’s two wins and Sanger defeated Anna 11-2 and Aubrey winning 10-8 over Van Alstyne. 

Season leaders for Melissa on offense include: Batting Average - Rachel Wells .647, Emily Johnson .514, Kindred Johnson . 457, Bryton Wright .448, Autumn Bell .417, Aeryn Shuman .414 and Cristie Stevenson .375. 

Season leaders for Melissa on offense include: On Base Percentage (OBP) - Rachel Wells .707, Emily Johnson .622, Bryton Wright .600, Kindred Johnson .568, Cristie Stevenson .559, Aeryn Shuman .528 and Autumn Bell .523. 

Lady Cardinal leaders in runs scored include: Emily Johnson 23, Kindred Johnson 20, Rachel Wells 19, Autumn Bell 19, Cristie Stevenson 11, Aeryn Shuman 7 and Bryton Wright 5. 

Melissa’s leaders in runs batted in (RBI) include: Rachel Wells 30, Kindred Johnson 17, Emily Johnson 16, Bryton Wright 15, Autumn Bell 9, Cristie Stevenson 8 and Aeryn Shuman 4. 

Lady Cardinal leaders in extra base hits include: Doubles - Rachel Wells 7, Emily Johnson 6, Kindred Johnson 4, Aeryn Shuman 4, Autumn Bell 3 and Bryton Wright 1, 

Lady Cardinal leaders in extra base hits include: Triples - Emily Johnson 2, Kindred Johnson 2, Autumn Bell 2 and Rachel Wells 1.

Lady Blue Hawk leaders in extra base hits include: Home Runs - Rachel Wells 9, Bryton Wright 5 and Emily Johnson 1. 

Aubrey (4-0/12-2) is sitting in the top spot in the district with Melissa (3-0/13-1) in the second spot. The remainder of the district sits at Van Alstyne (3-1/8-2), Celina (1-2/4-6), Sanger (1-2/4-10), Anna (1-3/3-7-1) and Gainesville (0-4/0-7) based on stats from MaxPreps.  

This week’s District 9-4A games include: March 23 - Van Alstyne at Anna and Sanger at Melissa; March 26 - Melissa at Van Alstyne and Anna at Sanger; March 27 - Celina at Sanger and Era at Gainesville. 

Anna - The Lady Coyotes are currently sitting at (1-3/3-7-1) on the season according to games reported to MaxPreps. They picked up their first district win of the season 17-1 over Gainesville and then dropped an 11-2 loss to Sanger at the end of the week. 

Aubrey (4-0/12-2) is sitting in the top spot in the district with Melissa (3-0/13-1) in the second spot. The remainder of the district sits at Van Alstyne (3-1/8-2), Celina (1-2/4-6), Sanger (1-2/4-10), Anna (1-3/3-7-1) and Gainesville (0-4/0-7) based on stats from MaxPreps.  

This week’s District 9-4A games include: March 23 - Van Alstyne at Anna and Sanger at Melissa; March 26 - Melissa at Van Alstyne and Anna at Sanger; March 27 - Celina at Sanger and Era at Gainesville.