Hornets land four fi rst-team picks

Gatesville High placed four players on the District 17-4A fi rst team softball team as selected by the coaches. Leading hitters Haley Nichols and Maci Matthews were selected. Nichols, a junior, landed the fi rst-team shortstop position while junior Kennedy Berry earned the fi rst-team catcher spot. Matthews, a junior, and Amiah Lamar, a senior, were fi rst-team outfi elders. The Hornets were the fourth seed from the district and advanced to the second round of the playoffs before losing to Liberty Hill in a best of three series.

They knocked off District 18-4A champion Fairfi eld in the bidistrict round with a two-game sweep. They beat Liberty Hill in the fi rst game at Gatesville then bowed out with a two-game sweep in the fi nal two games.



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