Lady Cardinals top District 9-4A at 9-0 headed into the final week of district

By Rick Bailey
For the Anna-Melissa Tribune

Melissa - The Melissa Lady Cardinals (9-0/19-1) are headed into the last week of the season before playoffs begin. After getting a 22-0 win over Gainesville early last week the Lady Cardinals were set to face Sanger on Friday, April 16. No score has been reported to MaxPreps.  

The Lady Cardinals (9-0) are sitting at the top of the District 9-4A standings with three games remaining on the schedule. In addition to the Sanger game, Melissa has games scheduled against the top two contenders in the league standings against Van Alstyne (April 20) and Aubrey (April 23).   

Season leaders for Melissa on offense include: Batting Average - Rachel Wells .642, Emily Johnson .491, Kindred Johnson . 458, Bryton Wright .435, Autumn Bell .417, Cristie Stevenson .405, Aeryn Shuman .378 and Kailyn Wells .327. 

Season leaders for Melissa on offense include: On Base Percentage (OBP) - Rachel Wells .698, Emily Johnson .606, Bryton Wright .594, Cristie Stevenson .569, Kindred Johnson .549, Aeryn Shuman .525, Autumn Bell .500, and Kailyn Wells .441. 

Lady Cardinal leaders in runs scored include: Emily Johnson 34, Kindred Johnson 33, Rachel Wells 27, Autumn Bell 27, Cristie Stevenson 21, Kaitlyn Wells 15, Aeryn Shuman 14, Lily Dye 13 and Emmah Ellis 10. 

Melissa’s leaders in runs batted in (RBI) include: Rachel Wells 39, Kindred Johnson 26, Autumn Bell 21, Emily Johnson 21, Bryton Wright 20, Kaitlyn Wells 19, Cristie Stevenson 15 and Aeryn Shuman 12. 

Lady Cardinal leaders in extra base hits include: Doubles - Emily Johnson 8, Rachel Wells 8, Kindred Johnson 7, Autumn Bell 5, Aeryn Shuman 5, Kaitlyn Wells 4, Bryton Wright 2 and Cristie Stevenson 1.

Lady Cardinal leaders in extra base hits include: Triples - Emily Johnson 5, Kindred Johnson 3, Autumn Bell 3, Kaitlyn Wells 2, Cristie Stevenson 1 and Rachel Wells 1.

Lady Blue Hawk leaders in extra base hits include: Home Runs - Rachel Wells 11, Bryton Wright 5, Kaitlyn Wells 3, Emily Johnson 2, Autumn Bell 2, Cristie Stevenson 2 and Kindred Johnson 1. 

Junior Bryton Wright continues to be stellar on the mound for the Lady Cardinals with an impeccable 19-1 record. Wright has a 0.29 Earned Run Average (ERA) for the season combined with a .095 on base against (OBA),  1.39 On Base Percentage Allowed (OBPA) and 207 strikeouts (average of 10.35 strikeouts per game). 

Melissa (9-0/19-1) is sitting in the top spot in District 9-4A. The remainder of the district sits with Van Alstyne (7-2/11-3), Aubrey (7-3/15-5), Celina (4-3/7-7), Sanger (3-6/4-15), Anna (2-9/4-14-1) and Gainesville (0-8/0-12) based on stats from MaxPreps.  

District 9-4A matchups upcoming include the following: April 19 - Anna at Aubrey, Sanger at Celina; April 20 - Van Alstyne at Melissa; April 23 - Melissa at Aubrey, Celina at Van Alstyne; April 24 - Gainesville at Sanger. 

Anna - The Lady Coyotes are currently sitting at (2-9/4-14-1) on the season according to games reported to MaxPreps.

Melissa (9-0/19-1) is sitting in the top spot in District 9-4A. The remainder of the district sits with Van Alstyne (7-2/11-3), Aubrey (7-3/15-5), Celina (4-3/7-7), Sanger (3-6/4-15), Anna (2-9/4-14-1) and Gainesville (0-8/0-12) based on stats from MaxPreps.  

District 9-4A matchups upcoming include the following: April 19 - Anna at Aubrey, Sanger at Celina; April 20 - Van Alstyne at Melissa; April 23 - Melissa at Aubrey, Celina at Van Alstyne; April 24 - Gainesville at Sanger.