TCS softball makes state tourney

DALLAS — Shelby Weatherly struck out 10 and allowed just two hits as Texoma Christian defeated Waco Vanguard, 3-1, in a TAPPS 1A/2A region final game at Dallas Lakehill on Monday night.

The Lady Eagles advance to the state tournament for the first time in school history and will face either Wichita Falls Notre Dame or Rockwall Heritage in a semifinal contest at 10 a.m. at Waco ISD Athletic Complex on May 14. The state championship game is at 10 a.m. the next day at Mary Hardin-Baylor.

Shelby Galyon and Hannah Bentsen each singled and drove in a run while Marina Montano had two hits and an RBI and Tressi Collins chipped in a hit for Texoma Christian, which had never won a playoff game before this season.

The Lady Eagles opened the postseason with an 11-1 victory against Waco Texas Christian in the region semifinal contest at Texoma Christian.

Montano doubled, Bentsen added a triple and Lexi DeMelo had two singles for Texoma Christian.