By DR. DAVID DAVIS
Manvel advanced to the Class 5A Region III softball playoffs and come out a 13-0 winner against Northside in first round action.
The game was never in doubt as the Lady Mavs exploded for 10 run is the bottom of the first, added two more in the second, one more in the third to post the 13-0 lopsided victory to advance to the next round.
Manvel used 13 hits to produce the 13 runs as Ariyon Woodard led the offensive charge going 2-for-2 with two runs scored and three RBIs including a home run in the first inning.
Other Manvel players who got in on the action included a double by Brianna Garcia, a triple by Alyssa Villanueva, a single by Alexis Gil, a walk by Sydney Macias all contributed to the 10-run opening frame.
Macias took the pitching circle to get the win after allowing no runs, five hits, three strikeouts, and one walk in four innings of work. Alayna Pippin pitched the fifth frame, allowed no runs, no hits, no walks, and fanned two.
Alexis Uresti, Garcia, and Woodard each collected multiple his with Garcia and Woodard driving in three RBIs each. Manvel committed no errors on defense.
Manvel will face Dayton in the area round.