Lady Oilers clinch district softball title

PEARLAND — It wasn't real pretty at the beginning in the game, but Pearland weathered a sluggish performance before taking an 8-2 win over Pasadena Rayburn in a District 22-6A softball game.

The win improved the Lady Oilers to 20-5-1 overall and 13-1 in district and assured the Lady O's at least a share of the district championship.

Rayburn led 2-1 through four innings before Pearland scored twice in the fifth inning and five times in the sixth.

Pearland took the lead in the fifth inning on a two-run single by Lindsey Stewart scoring Kaylee Buck and Janna Roberts making the score 3-2. The game was back-and-forth heading into the fifth, with three lead changes.

The Lady Oilers scored in the sixth on a two-run home run by Sydney Gutierrez, an RBI double by Brittany Sockwell, an RBI single by Ashlynn Walls, and an RBI single by Buck.

Alyssa Denham struck out 11 in four innings for the Lady Oilers to pick up the win. Victoria Stoddard pitched the first two innings before Denham took over in the third.

Gutierrez led the offensive charge going 2-for-3 with two runs scored and two RBIs. Sockwell was 2-for-2 with one run scored and one RBI. Walls was 1-for-1 with one run scored and one RBI. Buck was 1-for-2 with one run scored and one RBI.

Madison Clements, Gutierrez, and Sockwell smashed doubles.

Pearland 9 - Pasadena Memorial 0

The Pearland Lady Oilers locked up the District 22-6A title with a 9-0 win over Pasadena Memorial to improve to 21-5-1 and 14-1 in district.

Pearland's Adrianna Chavarria gave up no hits, no runs, no walks while striking out four to give the Lady Oilers the victory.

The offense got 13 hits and nine runs against a hapless Memorial team.

Sydney Gutierrez continued her torrid hitting display going 2-for-2 including another home run with two runs scored and four RBIs. Lindsey Stewart was 2-for-2 with one run scored and one RBI. Ashlynn Walls was 2-for-3 with two runs scored and one RBI. Aileen Garcia was 2-for-2 with one RBI. Kaylee Buck was 2-for-3 with one run scored. Madison Clements was 1-for-2 with a run scoring double. Walls, Natalie Romeo, and Stewart also added doubles.