The Deer Park Lady Deer softball team continued its quest for a return trip to Austin with a 12-1 victory over Ft. Bend Bush Thursday at Doll Forrest Field.
With the cooler weather, it took until the third inning when the Deer Park bats begin to heat up. A three-run third provided a little breathing room a little breathing room to starter Caitlin Plocheck.
Little did her teammates know three runs would be more than enough. The Deer Park ace took a perfect game into the sixth inning. However, with one out, she surrendered a walk and a hit to lose her shot at perfection.
Plocheck pitched a complete game, sitting down 19 batters in a row at one point, and allowed only one run. She also helped her own cause going 4 for 5 at the plate with three RBI.
"When your pitcher is hot like that, coaching is easy," said Head Coach Carrie Austgen. "I just told her to go out there and do what you've been doing."
"I didn't know I was pitching so well until my team mates told me," said Plocheck, "It was a pretty amazing feeling."
The Lady Deer face their next opposition will either be Clear Brook or Manvel High School in the regional ﬁnals.
The Art Park Players will present the sizzling and spectacular new production of Cole Porter's classic musical, "Anything Goes!" As the S.S. American heads out to sea, a group of fellow travelers cruise down the unexpected path to true love amidst the antics of an evangelist-turned-night-club-singer, a goofy gangster and his moll, a crew of singing sailors, a gambling addict, and of course one out-of-luck Captain! This hilariously chaotic cruise ship features some of musical theatre's most memorable standards, including 'I Get a Kick out of You,' 'It's De-Lovely,' and of course, 'Anything Goes.' Featuring the talents of Cassidy Gibson, Rusty Groos, Tommy Hysler, Nicole Flenniken, Matt Pena, Bob Stahl, Susan Mele, Terri Bubb, Genny McClellan, Rachel Johnson, Katie Lewis, Ryan Mullarkey, Travis Stone, Ryan Fontenot, Ryan Baker, Shelby Olefant, Markie Albertson, Nadia Hartley, Ashley Defrancis, Shannon Nichols, Victoria Bryan, Ed Fitzsimmons, Diana Garrett, Suzanne Fitzsimmons, Kendall Hickerson and Erin Miller, this is one boat you don't want to miss!
The dinner theatre production will run at Art Park Players at 1302 Center St. May 3-5 and 10-11, 2013; with dinner beginning at 7 p.m. and show at 8 p.m. for evening performances. For the matinees, dinner is at 1 p.m. and show begins at 2 p.m. Tickets may be reserved by calling Diane Manning with the Art Park Players Box Office at 281-794-2448.
Deer Park kicker Zane Gonzalez is heading for Tempe, Ariz., after signing his letter of intent to play for Arizona State. He is joined by his father Joseph Gonzalez, sister Skylar, brother Zachary and Deer Park Head Coach Chris Massey. As a freshman, Gonzalez is expected to battle two juniors for the Sun Devils' kicker position. Photo by Bobby Vasquez
Small businesses wanting to speak directly to procurement people from the large organizations in our area might consider attending the Economic Alliance's Procurement Network Breakfast on Thursday, May 9 from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Contact Marisela at 281-476-9176 ext. 13.
The owners of The Fish Place at 3811 Center St. closed that location as they decided to make a switch and bring in a different franchise. Gina's Italian Kitchen and Pizzeria will open soon, complete with a wine bar area and covered patio. Gina's is home to freshly prepared Italian classics and delicious specialties including their huge 30-inch pizza (perfect for parties).
Deer Park Animal Hospital at 2822 Center St. has proudly served our community for 39 years, staying current to give the highest standard of care. They recently went a step further, becoming a Certified Cat Friendly Practice (CCFP) by the American Association of Feline Practitioners. There are only eight CCFP practices in the entire Houston region. Under the supervision of its four veterinarians including Dr. Dale Lonsford and his daughter, Dr. Charmel Rodick, their staff of 20 employees worked to make the facility meet a wide range of cats' unique needs. Cats are not the only ones receiving excellent care, as Dr. Lonsford's expertise is in more exotic pets such as small mammals, turtles, lizards, birds, etc.
Deer Park families can get a jump on registering for summer activities Thursday at the Deer Park Parks and Recreation's Kick-Off Night. This year's event will be held at the Jimmy Burke Activity Center at 500 W. Thirteenth St. Doors will open at 4 p.m. at which time Deer Park residents will receive their assigned number.
Beginning at 6 p.m., registration begins exclusively for Deer Park residents, said Brad Harrington, marketing coordinator for the parks and recreation department. Proof of residency such as a water bill must be shown. Payment for activities that require it must be made at that time.
"You can get there at 4 p.m., get your number and leave if you want to; but you have to be there when your number is called," Harrington said. "If you have No. 15 and you aren't there and we are at No. 30, we can't let you have your place back. We will start calling numbers at 6 p.m."
He said numbers will be called in groups of 10 – 1-10, 11-20, and so forth until all numbers are called. At 7 p.m., registration opens to non-residents and residents who did not take numbers.
The Art Park Players will host a special revue show benefitting two of its scholarship funds.
"Putting on the Ritz – An Evening with the Stars" showcases Broadway numbers and a fashion show featuring Art Park Players, Art Park Singers, REACTION and select Jr. Art Park Players performers.
The evening benefits Art Park Players' Mead-Holm Scholarship and Charles Garrison Internship Program funds.
"Not only will the audience be treated to some beautiful Broadway numbers and an up-to-date fashion show, we will have local celebrities showcased in the production modeling fashions from Adelaide's Boutique and Casanova's Downfall," said Margo Staley, APP Assistant Director.
"Puttin' on the Ritz – An Evening with the Stars" is May 2 at the Art Park Player's Dinner Theatre with a dinner/mixer at 7 p.m. Tickets for this production are $25 and all funds will support the Jr. Art Park Players, the Mead-Holm Scholarship and Charles Garrison Internship Program funds. Dress for the event is cocktail attire.
To make reservations or more information, call the APP box office at 281-794-2448.