Bellaire Cardinal Softball
Bellaire Falls to #3 Pearland Oilers in Regional Semifinal
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A successful season came to an end on Friday night, May 19th, after Bellaire High School lost Game 1 (Thursday) and Game 2 (Friday) to the Pearland Oilers.
They were tough losses, but the Bellaire Cardinals have a lot to be proud of as they look back on their season. No one could've predicted they'd be playing in the Regional Semifinals for only the second time since 2014, with the other in 2018.
Congratulations on a successful season!
May 19, 2023
Bellaire Softball in the News
Click on the links below for local news stories regarding our Lady Cardinals!
VYPE interview with Coach Tuffly "Giant Slayers":
VYPE 6A Regional Semifinal Preview:
Heating Up: Preview of 6A Regional Semifinals
Houston Chronicle Houston rea Regional Semifinals:
Houston Chronicle coverage of BHS vs. Jersey Village:
Bellaire Sweeps Jersey Village to Advance in Softball Playoffs
Houston Chronicle nominates Pitcher Claire Shelley for Athlete of the Week:
Click 2 Houston 6A Regional Quarter-final coverage:
H-Town High School Sports coverage of Bellaire vs. Katy:
Three Penny Press Bi-District Playoffs vs. Memorial HS coverage:
Bellaire High School Beats Jersey Village
Game 1 win: 6-1
Game 2 win: 11-1
Bellaire Cardinals Stun Katy Tigers
On to Round 3:
Amazing pitching, excellent defense, and one run was what it took for the Cardinals to advance on to next week's third round of playoffs: Regional Quarterfinals.
In David slew Goliath fashion, Bellaire went in as underdogs against a very solid top ten Texas team: the Katy Tigers. In the first inning, Claire Shelley got the only hit of the game with a single home run. Then solid pitching and defense held Katy to that score, despite the Tigers loading the bases and stranding runners in several innings.
As if each play of the game wasn't exciting enough, the 7th inning provide a grand Hollywood ending.The bottom of the 7th with two outs and runners on first and second, Katy drove one up the middle to centerfielder, Mia Lopez. Lopez was able to get the throw in to third baseman Bella Riviera, who got the tag down on the first base runner for the out... just inches before the tying run could cross home plate. A truly stunning finish to a truly stunning game!
Congratulations, Lady Cardinals!
May 4, 2023
Bellaire Softball Advances to Area Playoffs
The Lady Cards will move on to area playoffs next week after beating the Memorial Mustangs. Bellaire won two close games in the best of three.
On Friday night the Mustangs took an early lead with a one-run homer the top of the 4th inning. The Cardinals took the lead the bottom of the 5th when Ainlsey Pinkerton doubled, driving in Ashely Burt and Mia Lopez. The next hit by Meaghan Lande brought in Nina Ozuna, for a 3-1 Bellaire lead. Bellaire maintained their lead despite Memorial scoring another run in the 6th inning, and extended it when Mia Lopez turned her double into a run around the bases on Mustang errors.
On Saturday Bellaire came from behind when Claire Shelley got the Lady Cardinals moving with a three-run homer in the 3rd inning. That was followed by several hits by the Bellaire Cardinals the next two innings, scoring another three runs. Despite a valiant effort by the Mustangs in the 7th inning, when they cut the lead to one run, the Lady Cardinals held them at 6-5.
Congratulations to Bellaire Cardinals Softball!
April 29, 2023
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