Furr girls in the mix for a playoff berth

Five teams are pursuing four softball playoff berths in District 24-5A and the Furr High School girls are squarely in the mix.

Furr head coach Prentis Hightower guided his team to a 16-1 three-inning run rule victory over Houston Ross Shaw Sterling High School recently at Barnett Stadium to remain in contention.

The Lady Brahmans scored seven runs in the top of the first inning to put early pressure on Sterling to keep up. Alexis Ortiz was the beneficiary of the stout run support and pitched the distance for the win. Ortiz added a double for good measure.

First baseman Laila Cuellar highlighted the Furr offense with a double and a home run as the Lady Brahmans improved to 5-4 in league play and took over sole possession of fourth place in the district standings behind Waltrip, Austin and Northside.                                                  Milby trails Furr by one game with five to play.

Top remaining games include Austin vs. Northside, April 4, Barnett Stadium, 4 p.m.; Milby vs. Furr, April 6, Barnett, 6 p.m.; Waltrip vs. Austin, April 6, Delmar, 8 p.m.; Milby vs. Northside, April 13, Barnett, 6 p.m.; Fur vs. Austin, April 20, Barnett, 8 p.m. and Northside vs. Waltrip, April 20, Butler, 6 p.m.

The hunt for four postseason qualifiers in District 24-5A promises to go down to the final day of the regular season.

Playoffs begin April 28.