HHS senior Hannah Dzurick watches the flight of the ball during a hitting drill at a practice at Carter Field. Dzurick had a huge day with the bat in a win Tuesday at Cabool. Credit: DOUG DAVISON | HOUSTON HERALD

In the squad’s best offensive showing of the 2022 season, the Houston High School softball team won 12-6 Tuesday at Cabool.

The Lady Tigers scored in 6 of the 7 innings in the contest, banging out 16 hits and recording 10 RBIS in the process.

Senior Hannah Dzurick led Houston’s offense, going 4-for-4 with a triple, 2 doubles, 3 RBIs and 2 runs scored. Dzurick also started the game in the pitcher’s circle and gave up 5 earned runs and 5 hits in 4 innings of work, while striking out 2 and walking 3.

Sophomore Kelsey Pritchett pitched the last 3 innings, allowing only 2 hits and no earned runs while fanning 6 and not issuing a free pass.

Lady Tigers senior third baseman Mali Brookshire went 3-for-4 at the plate, smacking 2 doubles, driving in a run and scoring 2, while Pritchett went 2-for-4 with a triple, 2 RBIs and a run scored.

Junior Athena Waller went the distance in the pitcher’s circle for Cabool, allowing 11 earned runs on 16 hits while fanning 3 and walking 2.

The contest wasn’t originally on the schedule and doesn’t count in South Central Association conference standings. The two teams agreed to play after Dora backed out of a scheduled game at Houston.

The Lady Tigers (3-1) travel Friday to Summersville and return to Carter Field Tuesday (April 5) for a matchup with Mansfield.

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Doug Davison

Doug Davison is a writer, photographer and newsroom assistant for the Houston Herald. Contact him by phone at 417-967-2000 or by email at ddavison@houstonherald.com.

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