Cardinal Sports Report – Vol. 1, Issue 4

Cardinal Sports Report


Mar 2018
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Featuring reports from Softball, Baseball, and Track & Field.

Track: Varsity boys score record point total at Melissa invitational

Contributor: Travis Roberson

The Melissa High School varsity and junior varsity boys’ track teams competed at the Melissa Cardinal Invitational last Thursday and came away with the championship title in both divisions.

The varsity scored 243 points, which is the highest point total in program history for the boys in an invitational meet. The junior varsity also came away with a number of medals and a high point total of 226 points.

“I am extremely pleased with the times and distances and especially how the boys competed overall,” said coach Travis Roberson.

The boys’ track teams compete Thursday, March 29 at the WT White Longhorn Invitational in Addison.

Baseball: Cardinals bring district record to 2-1

Contributor: Josh Gilbert

Last Tuesday the Cardinals defeated Bonham 10-6, starting district at 1-0. Krisjon Segleski earned the victory on the pitcher’s mound for Melissa. He allowed five hits and one run over six innings, striking out five and walking zero. Sam Crain threw one inning in relief out of the bullpen. Crain recorded the last three outs to earn the save for the Cardinals. Melissa’s offense saw the ball well, racking up nine hits in the game. Isaiah Segovia and Adam Davis all had multiple hits for the Cards.

On Friday the Cardinals defeated Aubrey 5-3. Andrew Cole pitched the Cards to victory, allowing five hits and three runs over seven innings, and striking out six. Melissa racked up nine hits in the game. Adam Davis, Sean Turnage, and Isaiah Segovia each managed multiple hits for the Cardinals. Adam Davis led Melissa with three hits in four at bats.

On Monday the Cardinals fell 7-0, bringing the district record to 2-1. Krisjon Segleski took the loss for Melissa, surrendering seven runs on ten hits over seven innings, striking out five and walking zero. Andrew Cole, Bobby Houston, and Isaiah Segovia each collected one hit to lead the Cardinals.

The Cardinals play next in Anna on Friday, March 30 at 1:00 p.m.

Track: Cardinal runs in Jesuit-Sheaner Relays, ranks top in state for 4A

Contributor: Travis Roberson

Last weekend Melissa High School Cardinal Judson Greer ran in the Jesuit-Sheaner Relays, a premier track event in the Dallas metro area.

On Friday Judson ran the 3200m with a personal record time of 9:39.90 that now ranks him third overall in the state for the 4A division. On Saturday afternoon, running against a stacked field of mostly 6A kids, Judson ran a 4:24.67 in the 1600m, ranking him first overall in the state for the 4A division.

Softball: Lady Cardinals take victory over Aubrey in pitcher’s duel

Contributor: Eric Rodgers

Both teams were strong on the mound Friday, but Lady Cardinals defeated Aubrey 3-1 as Alexis Pevehouse was credited with the victory for Lady Cardinals. She went all seven innings, allowing four hits and one run while striking out 15 and walking one.

The Lady Cardinals totaled 8 hits. Audrey Solomon, Anna Fortenberry, and Pevehouse all collected multiple hits for the Lady Cardinals. Solomon led Melissa with two hits and two RBI.

Media Contact: Maddie Coe, Community Relations

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