Gutierrez tosses no-hitter; Pearland sweeps Dickinson

PEARLAND — Pearland sophomore Abigail Gutierrez fired a no-hit shutout while her teammates banged out 17 base hits in an 11-0 win over the Dickinson Lady Gators in the best-of-three Class 6A Region III bi-district playoffs.

Every Pearland batter had at least one hit in the game, with five recording multi-hit outings: Hailey Golden (3-for-3, three stolen bases), Alyana Calvillo (3-for-4), Kristyn Whitlock (3-for-4, three doubles), Darian DeLeon (2-for-4, double) and Alaina Hampton (2-for-4, double).

The Lady Oilers scored in every inning with Bella Rodriguez getting the scoring started with a two-run double in the top of the first.

Calvillo’s RBI single made the lead 3-0 in the top of the second, and Hampton’s RBI single in the top of the third tacked on one more run.

Gabriella Davila smacked an RBI single in the top of the fourth, advanced to second on the throw home, stole third base and crossed home plate on an error for a 6-0 advantage.

Pearland’s biggest inning was the top of the fifth, which saw DeLeon club an RBI double, Golden clip an RBI single and a third run scored on an error.

Leading 9-0 and needing one more run to evoke the mercy rule, the Lady Oilers got that run on an RBI single from Raenna Liscano, and then picked up an insurance run when Liscano reached second base on an error, third base on a wild pitch and raced home on a wild pitch. Pearland 10 - Dickinson 0

The game was scoreless through 2.5 innings when Pearland unleashed a seven-run bottom of the third inning to rapidly take control of the contest.

A bases-loaded hit-by-pitch and a wild pitch saw the first two runs score before Kennedy Drafton beat a throw home on a fielder’s choice for a 3-0 lead. Two runs scored on a fielding error, Alaina Hampton drove in a run on a groundout, and then Hailey Golden ended the big frame in style by ripping an RBI double down the left-field line.

Pearland then scored three runs in the bottom of the fifth for the walk-off run-rule win on consecutive RBI doubles raked by Hampton and Golden, and the game-sealing RBI single from Gabrielle Davila.

An extended relief outing saw Lady Oilers pitcher Abigail Gutierrez pick up the win in the circle. Gutierrez retired Dickinson’s final 10 batters in order with seven strikeouts in 3.1 perfect innings of work.

Golden (3-for-3, two doubles), Drafton (2-for-2) and Davila (2-for-4) had multi-hit games for Pearland.

The Lady Oilers advance to the 6A Region III area round of the post-season.