HHS junior Taylor Chipps connects for a solo homer Saturday against Bakersield to start the home run binge.

Taylor Chipps homered. After an out, Tori McCloud homered, too.

Then stepped in Stephani Crewse, who also cleared the fences.

One inning. Three home runs for the Houston softball team.

“I don’t know if I’ve seen that happen in any game I’ve been associated with –– as a player or coach,” HHS coach Brent Hall said.

The feat happened in the sixth inning of Saturday’s game against Bakersfield. Chipps, McCloud and Crewse all homered in what was the second game of the Houston Tournament.

An 11-9 loss took away some of the excitement, but Hall said the feat was still remarkable.

“I was disappointed we were down five runs at the time,” Hall said. “But after sitting back and thinking about it, it’s pretty impressive. That’s probably something I’ll never see again in my coaching career.” Houston went 2-1 to finish third in the six-team field.

The Lady Tigers opened with a 15-1 win against Mansfield and after losing to Bakersfield, cruised past Seymour 13-1 in the third-place game.

In the opening win against Mansfield, Crewse and Madison Lawson had two hits apiece.

McCloud was 3-for-4 in the Bakersfield defeat with three RBIs.

The defeat was the first of the season for the Lady Tigers (3-1).

“We’re doing a lot of things well,” Hall said. “But in saying that, there are little things we need to do to beat the better teams.”

Ellie Bradshaw had three hits against Seymour. Crewse knocked in three.




Cuba Houston, 4:30 p.m.

Sept. 6

Houston at Salem, 4:30 p.m.


Saturday’s games

Houston 15, Mansield 1

Bakersield 11, Houston 9

Houston 13, Seymour 1

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