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Friday, June 4, 2010

Canyon-Magnolia Texas softball tourney

I worked a later shift today and covered two games in the UIL softball state semifinals. The first was a bit challenging because the harshness of the sunlight at the field. Shooting in harsh, mid-day sunlight is hard because you have to tip toe around your shots, waiting for subjects to pass through shade or to face the sun directly. Today was also challenging because it was extremely hot. A thermometer on the outfield scoreboard hit 95 degrees at one time.

Magnolia's Madison Kraatz slides safely into home just in front of a throw to Canyon catcher Mandy Ogle in the top of the 10th inning during the UIL 4A softball semifinal at the University of Texas on Friday, June 4, 2010. Kraatz's score was the first of the game as Magnolia won 2-0 to advance to Saturday's 4A championship game.

Magnolia's Madison Kraatz slides safely into home just in front of a throw to Canyon catcher Mandy Ogle in the top of the 10th inning during the UIL 4A softball semifinal at the University of Texas on Friday, June 4, 2010. Kraatz's score was the first of the game as Magnolia won 2-0 to advance to Saturday's 4A championship game.

Canyon  freshman Andrea Robson (1) watches the action after the team's defeat in extra innings became apparent during a 4A softball semifinal against Magnolia at the University of Texas on Friday, June 4, 2010.

Canyon freshman Andrea Robson (1) watches the action after the team's defeat in extra innings became apparent during a 4A softball semifinal against Magnolia at the University of Texas on Friday, June 4, 2010.

Magnolia's Kassi Mushinski, right, hugs teammate Katy Adair after the team defeated Canyon in a 4A softball semi-final at the University of Texas on Friday, June 4, 2010.

Magnolia's Kassi Mushinski, right, hugs teammate Katy Adair after the team defeated Canyon in a 4A softball semi-final at the University of Texas on Friday, June 4, 2010.

A Magnolia player is congratulated by her teammates after she scored the team's second run in the top of the 10th inning in a 4A softball semi-final against Canyon at the University of Texas on Friday, June 4, 2010.

A Magnolia player is congratulated by her teammates after she scored the team's second run in the top of the 10th inning in a 4A softball semi-final against Canyon at the University of Texas on Friday, June 4, 2010.

Canyon players Kailee Vrana, left, Chelsey Fisher and Andrea Robson talk in the outfield before the first pitch in a 4A softball semi-final against Magnolia at the University of Texas on Friday, June 4, 2010.

Canyon players Kailee Vrana, left, Chelsey Fisher and Andrea Robson talk in the outfield before the first pitch in a 4A softball semi-final against Magnolia at the University of Texas on Friday, June 4, 2010.

Canyon's Aby Kester (8) hangs her head after a Canyon score in the bottom of the 9th inning was called back after a hit fell foul during a 4A softball semifinal against Magnolia at the University of Texas on Friday, June 4, 2010.

Canyon's Aby Kester (8) hangs her head after a Canyon score in the bottom of the 9th inning was called back after a hit fell foul during a 4A softball semifinal against Magnolia at the University of Texas on Friday, June 4, 2010.

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One comment on “Canyon-Magnolia Texas softball tourney”

  1. Georgia says:

    Those pictures you took today were awesome.Good job James.

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