Four local HS grads in the middle of Houston double header vs. No. 15 Baylor
Four Local high school graduates played key roles as The University of Houston softball team split a double header with Baylor on Tuesday.
The Cougars stretched their win streak to 11 games when they took the first game of the doubleheader, 8-0, but the streak ended there as No. 15 Baylor took game two in extra innings, 6-5.
In game one, Kingwood High School graduate Amanda Crabtree earned her 16th victory, pitching a complete game shutout, striking out ten. Crabtree moved to 16-6 on the season.
In game two, Crabtree picked up the loss. Crabtree was called upon in the save situation in the top of the seventh, but became the pitcher of record when a two-out passed ball tied the game to force extra innings. She took the loss after allowing three runs, two of which came from the Baylor go-ahead home run in the top of the eighth.
Crabtree graduated from Kingwood High School in 2007. Coached by Susan Willis, she was a four-time All-District Selection. Crabtree was the District MVP in 2006 and 2007.
The daughter of Ralph and Karen Crabtree, Amanda was born on Jan. 16, 1989, and is majoring in elementary education.
In game one, Klein Oak High School graduate Ashleigh Jones went 1-2, scoring a run in the win.
In game two, Jones was 3-for-4 with a run scored.
Jones graduated from Klein Oak High School in 2009. In her senior year, she helped lead the team to a 28-2 season, securing an 11th place ranking by ESPN.
The daughter of Bill Jones and Crystal Bryant, Ashleigh was born July 13, 1991, in Galveston. Her major is undecided.
In game one, Waller High School graduate Katy Beth Sherman was 1-for-3 with a double and an RBI.
In game two, Sherman went 2-for-4 with two RBIs and scored a run.
Sherman played under Mike Dean at Waller High School. She earned District Offensive MVP in 2006, and was a four-time Academic All-District.
The daughter of Casey and Diane Sherman, Katy Beth was born on March 3, 1989. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in corporate communications on May 10, 2010. She is currently a first-year graduate student working toward her Master of Science in human resource development.
In game one, Dickinson High School graduate Holly Anderson went 1-2 with two RBIs. Anderson extended her hit streak to nine games with an RBI double in the second. She would move her streak to 10 games with another RBI base knock in game two, and posted a 2-for-6, three-RBI day.
Anderson graduated from Dickinson High School in 2009, where she was coached by Kate Broom and Missy Milutin. In her senior year, she helped her team to the first-round playoffs and was a four-time First Team All-District selection.
The daughter of David and Patricia Anderson, Holly was born Nov. 17, 1990, and graduated cum laude.