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":

Giant Slayers

VYPE 6A Regional Semifinal Preview:

Heating Up: Preview of 6A Regional Semifinals

Houston Chronicle Houston rea Regional Semifinals:

High School Softball Playoffs

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:

Athlete of the week

Click 2 Houston 6A Regional Quarter-final coverage:

6A Breakdown

H-Town High School Sports coverage of Bellaire vs. Katy:

Game of the week

Play of the week

Three Penny Press Bi-District Playoffs vs. Memorial HS coverage:

Cardinals Advance

Bellaire Cardinals Stun Katy Tigers

On to Round 3:

Regional Quarterfinals

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

Regional Quarter-Finals:

Bellaire High School Beats Jersey Village

Game 1 win: 6-1

Game 2 win: 11-1

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

Game 1 vs Memorial HighApril 28th

Game 1 vs Memorial High • April 28th

Game 1 vs Memorial High • April 28th

Game 2 @ Memorial High • April 29th

Game 2 @ Memorial High • April 29th

Game 2 @ Memorial High • April 29th

Senior Night

Senior Night

Class of 2023

The Lady Cards celebrated seniors Callie Hester, Margaret Reid, and Claire Shelley after their win against Westbury on Tuesday night. These three seniors have been an integral part of the Bellaire Softball Team since their freshmen year. We congratulate them for all their accomplishments on and off the field!

April 11, 2023

Claire Shelley, #5, pitcher

Margaret Reid, #10, right field

Callie Hester, #99, short stop

Claire Shelley:

100 Strikeouts 2023 Season

Congratulations to the Lady Cardinal's Claire Shelley, who struck out her 100th batter this past weekend in the Gulf Coast Classic Tournament!

March 19, 2023

Gulf Coast Classic Tournament

March 13-15, 2023

Gulf Shores, AL

NFCA Texas Leadoff Classic Tournament

February 16-18, 2023

College Station, TX

2023  Season

Varsity @ Kinkaid • February 14th

Varsity @ North Shore • February 21st

Varsity @ Paetow • February 27th

Varsity vs WestburyMarch 10th

Varsity Gulf Coast Classic  • March 19th

Varsity vs ChavezMarch 25th

Varsity @ HeightsApril 4th

Varsity vs Westbury • April 11th

Varsity @ Chavez • April 20th

Varsity vs Lamar • April 22nd

2022 Houston ISD District Champs!