Calhoun's Castillo family enjoys all-star experience
June 9, 2012 at 1:09 a.m.
Hillarie Hill, Calhoun
Courtney Carroll, Yoakum
Tiffany Castillo, Calhoun
Marissa Snyder, Calhoun
Priscilla Jimenez, Victoria West
Ryan Hagan, Yoakum
Summer Wunderlich, Calhoun
Ashley Stockbauer, Victoria West
Kaleigh Kutac, Louise
Michaela Bram, Louise
Daren Gallup, Victoria West
Lana Gonzales, Goliad
Lindsay Garcia, Goliad
Coaches: Daniel Castillo, Calhoun; Scott Mann, Yoakum
Erica Reyes, East Bernard
Courtney Mica, Flatonia
Sevanah Campos-Reyes, Victoria West
Holly Parenica, St. Joseph
Marina Rios, Victoria East
Kate Tucker, St. Joseph
Kaylee Krawietz, Victoria West
Abby Alexander, East Bernard
Maegan Martin, Cuero
Jordan Pietsch, Shiner
Melissa Janik, Wharton
Alex Bruns, Flatonia
Destany Mungia, Yorktown
Coaches: Craig Lauger, St. Joseph; Courtney Rigamonti, Victoria West.
Tiffany Castillo's competitive juices start flowing anytime she steps on the field.
Castillo was having a good time playing in the Crossroads High School All-Star Game, but she also wanted to win.
"It's fun," the Calhoun graduate said. "I like competition so I go at it hard."
Castillo hit a solo home run and had two RBIs to lead the Black team to a 9-6 win over the Blue team on Saturday night at the O'Connor Athletic Complex.
"At the beginning it's fun," said Daniel Castillo, Tiffany's father and her head coach at Calhoun. "But they're seniors and they all want to win the last game and I get competitive with them."
Castillo will play at Sam Houston State with her older sister, Cecilia, next season.
But she was thankful for the opportunity to play with Calhoun teammates Marissa Snyder, Hillarie Hill, and Summer Wunderlich one final time.
Castillo caught Snyder, who pitched five innings. Hill had two hits and scored two runs, and Wunderlich had a hit and a RBI.
"I liked it a lot," Castillo said. "I love playing with them. I'm going to miss them next year."
Castillo's home run went over the right-field fence and tied the game at 2 in the fourth inning.
"That's kind of different for me," she said. "I'm usually left field or center field. I don't know what happened. I guess I waited too long."
The Black team built a 9-2 lead before the Blue team rallied for four runs in the bottom of the ninth and had the tying run at the plate when the game ended.
Yoakum's Courtney Carroll had two hits for the Black. Shiner's Jordan Pietch had two hits for the Blue.
Snyder and Louise's Michaela Bram pitched for the Black.
St. Joseph's Holly Parenica, Wharton's Melissa Janik, East Bernard's Erica Reyes and Cuero's Maegan Martin pitched for the Blue.
"This was very special," Daniel Castillo said. "This time we ended it with a win. It's like that old song. There's only one winner and that's the state champion and you usually go home with a loss. This time we're going home with a win."
Black 100 110 231 - 9 12 4
Blue 200 000 004 - 6 10 4