The Kingwood softball team is picking up where it left off last season. The Lady Mustangs galloped out of the gate, winning 10 of their first 12 games of the 2018 season after piling up 30 wins last season.
The defending district and area champions are led in the circle by Madison Lindsey. The sophomore won nine of her first 11 decisions this season, compiling a 0.76 ERA over eight starts this season. In 46 1/3 innings, Lindsey struck out 84 of the 202 batters she faced and rendered just 18 hits.
At the plate, Lindsey is one of eight Lady Mustangs with a batting average above .300. In her first 28 plate appearances, Lindsey hit .393.
Lauren Kuhrt led the team in hitting after 12 games with a .550 batting average. The sophomore right fielder smacked 22 hits and scored 13 runs in her first 40 at-bats. In addition, junior catcher Haley Lee hit .516 with a team-high four home runs to start the season.
Sophomore second baseman Alicia Deleon hit .429 over the first 12 games of the season with a team-bests in RBI (14) and doubles (6). Also hitting above the .300-mark to start the season include Cassidy Lee (.360), Amanda Clever (.407), Ashley York (.314), and Jourdyn Campbell (.303).
Mewis named volleyball coach
Christie Mewis was named last week as the new Kingwood head volleyball coach. Mewis comes over from Klein Oak where she spent the last 12 seasons, guiding the Lady Panthers to the playoffs each year, including a state tournament appearance in 2005. Klein Oak finished last season with a 24-9 record and advanced to the region tournament.
Mewis takes over for long-time Kingwood coach and graduate Ashley Earhart, who stepped down last month to spend more time with her family. Earhart coached the Lady Mustangs for 18 seasons and took the team to the 2004 state tournament. The 1993 Kingwood High School graduate compiled a record of 326-146 as head coach at the school.