Shiner Gazette
Lady Comanches beat Falls City,
play Thorndale in regional final

May 22, 2008

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Lauren Michalec follows through on her swing. Michalec had a hit and scored two runs for the Lady Comanches in the win over Falls City.
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It wasn't one of their better played games, but thanks to some clutch hitting and good pitching, the Shiner Lady Comanches beat the Falls City Beaverettes, 50, in the Class 1A regional semi-final at Goliad.

Morgan Ullmann went 3-for-4 with three RBIs to lead Shiner at the plate. Heather Haas gave up just three hits, while striking out 12 in the 7-inning contest.

Shiner is now one win away from a trip to the state tournament for the third straight year. The Lady Comanches will take on Thorn-dale, an 18-10 winner over Woodsboro in their playoff game. The regional final game will be played at 7 p.m. this Friday at Brenham High School. Winner advances to the state tournament.

"I didn't get what I expected from the girls, especially on offense, but we'll take the win," said Shiner Coach Brandon Siegel. The Lady Comanches had eight hits but stranded eight runners.

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Alyssa Strauss slides into third with a stolen base.
Shiner scored three runs against Falls City in the first inning to give the Lady Comanches all they needed for the win. Lauren Michalec drew a walk, stole second and scored on Taylor Hajek's single. Heather Haas was hit by a pitch and both runners advanced on a passed ball.

After Amber Shimek popped out for the second out, Morgan Ullmann drilled a grounder up the middle scoring both runners.

Haas then retired the side in the first inning and allowed only four runners the rest of the way. A single in the second inning, single and walk in the third and a single in the seventh gave Falls City their only runners of the game. All hits were infield singles, as Haas didn't allow any balls hit to the outfield.

The Lady Comanches threatened again in the third inning with the bases loaded and no outs. But an infield pop up and a hard liner to the shortstop who then doubled off the runner at third ended the inning.

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Morgan Ullmann had three hits in the game, including a double, and drove in three runs.
Taylor Hajek was hit by a pitch in the fifth inning, advanced to third on passed balls and scored on Amber Shimek's infield single for a 4-0 lead.

Lauren Michalec scored her second run of the game in the seventh inning. Michalec singled, took second on a passed ball and after Hajek and Haas walked to load the bases, she scored on Ullmann's third hit of the game.

Game highlights included Alyssa Strauss with two hits, L. Michalec one hit, two runs, Hajek had no hits, but scored twice and drove in a run. Haas had one hit, Shimek two hits, one RBI and Ullmann three hits, includng a double and three RBIs.

Hitting for Falls City were Kami Salziger, Kalsie Salziger and Samantha Wiatrek.

Amanda Pruski gave up nine hits, struck out two, walked five and hit two batters.


  Game of May 15, 2008

              1 2 3  4 5 6  7      F
  Shiner      3 0 0  0 1 0  1  --  5
  Falls City  0 0 0  0 0 0  0  --  0

  W: Heather Haas. L: Amanda Pruski.
  Highlights: (S) Haas 3-hitter, 12 strikeouts; Alyssa Strauss 2-for-3, SB;
  Amber Shimek 2-for-4, RBI; Morgan Ullmann 2-for-4, 3 RBIs.

  Records: Shiner 21-6, Falls City 13-5.

  Note: Shiner advances to face Woodsboro-Thorndale winner in regional final.

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