The Varsity Longhorn softball team continued play in the Katy Invitational on Friday and Saturday.

A tight game was decided in the sixth inning as the George Ranch Longhorns fell to the Katy Tigers 6-5 in seven innings on Friday at Katy High School. Alyssa Curts was solid at the plate for Longhorns. Curts went 2-4, drove in one and scored one run. She doubled in the first inning and singled in the sixth inning. George Ranch jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the top of the first. The Longhorns got a spark in the form of a Reagan Coss triple, before Brittney Morse singled, bringing home Coss. George Ranch added more runs when Morse scored on an RBI double by Curts. The Tigers scored on a throwing error to take the lead in the bottom of the 6th. The Longhorns battled back in the 7th but fell short.

Day 3 of the Katy invitational, Liberty High School didn’t put up much of a fight on Saturday, as the Longhorns cruised to a blowout 8-1 win in five innings at Cinco Ranch. George Ranch scored four runs in the second on an RBI double by Roxy Weinle, an RBI triple by Natasha Cabucio, an RBI double by Madison McDonald, and a fielder’s choice. Ashley Kopps boosted her batting average thanks to a perfect 3-3 day at the plate to pace the Longhorns. She singled in the first, second, and fourth innings. McDonald looked sharp on the mound. Liberty managed just two hits off of the George Ranch pitcher, who allowed one earned run, walked two and struck out four during her five innings of work.

In game 2 on Saturday, Natasha Cabucio was great throwing a no-hitter in the Horns’ 13-0 victory over Cy Springs. No Cy Springs batter was able to locate Cabucio’s pitches during the game. She struck out eight batters and walked two to get the win. Everything was working at the plate for George Ranch in the third. In the inning, the Longhorns scored nine runs. Ashley Kopps racked up two RBIs on three hits for George Ranch. She tripled in the third inning and singled in the first and fourth innings. The Longhorns pounded Cy Springs’ pitching, as six hitters combined for 13 hits, eight RBIs and 10 runs scored. The Horns went up for good in the first, scoring three runs on an RBI double by Jaylin Baldridge and a two-run single by Alyssa Curts.

Our next game is tonight against the Foster Falcons in our district opener at 6:30pm at the Ranch. Plan to come out and cheer us on!