In their shortened season the Taylor Lady Ducks softball team was on fire. When the pandemic began creeping in the Lady Ducks entered March with a head of steam going 7-0 in the month until the suspension of play. A share of that winning came be attributed to Taylor Senior infielder Alyssa Rios, who, who this fall will be heading off to college at the University of Texas at Tyler.
“I will be studying Kinesiology to fulfill my dream of one day being a softball coach,” said Rios.
Rios finished the season batting .571. She really caught a spark in the Feb.27 game against Jacksonville going 3-for-3, with 2 doubles and driving in 4 of the Lady Ducks 10 runs in the win.
Against Bullard that same day Rios continued her perfection going 2-for-2 collecting half of a cycle with a double and a triple while driving in two more runs.
To close out February Rios again came up big in the Lady Ducks 18-2 clubbing against Brownsboro batting 3-for-4, collecting two three baggers and driving in three.
Having proved consistent at the plate Rios continued with her big bat going yard against Jarrell on Mar. 5 in the 13-0 win. Rios finished the contest 3-for-4 with a HR, 2 RBI’s and 3 scores.
Four days later Rios once again found comfort in the bases against Gateway College Prep. She collected not one, not two but three triples in the game scoring twice and driving in 2 runs.
In her final game for the Lady Ducks against Canyon Lake on Mar. 11 Rios cranked another home run and added a double. Her four RBI’s helped push the Lady Ducks to a 7-6 win over the Hawks.
In the unexpected end to the season Rios found a way to make it count as she now moves on to the next level as a UT-Tyler Patriot.