GPHS Softball Records Second District Win

The JV squad recorded their second district win with a 12 – 5 victory over the Buffs. That 12 runs were scored with no hits tells the story. Marshall’s pitching struggled. Sophomore Alayna Cain proved much more effective for Galena Park. She struck out three and allowed her defense to work. Shout out to freshman Judy Dangs for her extra effort trying to chase down a foul ball while at first base. Judy gave fans a moment’s pause as she ran through a mud puddle near the visitor dugout and found herself in an unplanned slide.  Fortunately, she jumped up and continued play in spite of a large skid mark down her back. Gonna need some Oxi Clean for that uniform!

The varsity game was a rout. Although the Marshall players displayed heart and improvement from last year’s showings, they were no match for the Jackets. Senior Bailey Richey threw 34 pitches in three innings to nine batters, recording 8 Ks. The Buffs cleanup batter managed a roller up the first baseline that senior Kassandra Vargas easily gobbled up to complete the perfect game. Marshall did get to take home an outstanding first inning of work. They turned a double play that ended the inning without the Jackets scoring but that would be as good as it would get for the Buffs. Galena Park plated 16 runs in the second. This allowed the 15 runs after three rule to make it a short evening of softball.  Kassandra Vargas claimed the only extra base hit with at three run triple to right center. She, along with Bailey Richey, and juniors Julissa Guerra and Valeria Villarreal all produced multiple RBIs in this one. 



GPHS Baseball Team Plays Early March Tournament

In the first game of the tournament the Yellowjackets matched up against Aldine High School where the suffered an 8-4 defeat.  The Yellowjackets opened up scoring in the first inning, when Adam Salinas singled on a 2-1 count, scoring two runs.  Aldine managed to tie the game up in the third inning and then took a 6 run lead in the fourth inning.  Galena Park managed to make a short run in the 6th scoring another 2 runs but it was too little too late.  Arnulfo Garcia took the loss for Galena Park throwing for three innings, allowing three runs on zero hits and striking out three.  Galena Park had 10 hits; Carlos Calvillo, Julian Lopez, and Sergio Rodriguez each collected multiple hits during the outing.

In the second game of the tournament Mauricio Martinez ended the game in dramatic fashion with a 4-3 walk-off victory over Mayde Creek.  The game was tied 3-3 in the bottom of the 7th when Aaron Rodriguez and Julian Macias both singled putting pressure on the Mayde Creek pitcher.  One strike-out and two walks later the game ended and the Jackets took the win.  Aaron Rodriguez went 2-for-3 at the plate to leading the team in hits.  Jonathan Sunday started the game surrendering two runs on two hits over five innings, and striking out four.  Manuel Delgado earned the win lasting two innings, allowing five hits and one run while walking one.

On March 2nd the Fighting Yellowjackets returned for day two of tournament play facing a very strong Episcopal team.  The Yellowjackets played to a 4-4 tie against as the tying run came on an error in the 6th inning.  Julian Macias and Adam Salinas each had one hit to lead the Jackets.

In the final day of the tournament the Yellowjackets put Juan Castillo on the mound against Alief Hastings which ended with a shut-out by Castillo.  Juan had all the right stuff allowing zero runs, striking out six, walking one, and besting Alief by a score of 5-0.  Cipriano Ayala came up big from the plate as he scored four runs in the fourth on a grand slam. The Yellowjackets hit the ball well, racking up eight hits led by Cipriano Ayala and Aaron Rodriguez.  Ayala managed two hits leading the Jackets.  The sure-handed field also contributed to the “W” as they didn’t commit a single error; led by the glove of Christopher Diaz and his five chances from the field.



GPHS Golf Team Travels to Pasadena

The Yellowjacket JV and freshman girls traveled to Pasadena Municipal Golf Course for a tournament on Tuesday, March 6th.


The meet showcased teams from Alvin High School, Channelview High School, Pasadena Memorial High School, Sam Rayburn High School, and South Houston High School.  Twenty girls showed up to golf in the Sam Rayburn Invitational despite the soaking wet course.  Galena Park’s junior, Nataly Vega, led the field of players the entire way with her long drives and accurate approach shots.  In the end, she proved victorious earning the 1st place finish and bringing home the Gold!





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