This spring, Hulon, a junior, has seen her profile rise as quickly as her strikeout total. Although she struck out 300 batters for Marble Falls last season, the achievement didn’t draw much attention because the Mustangs won only 10 games and missed the Class 5A playoffs. Pitching for area powerhouse Dripping Springs this spring, Hulon has combined 244 strikeouts with 17 victories and a 0.68 ERA for a team sporting a 23-6 record, including an 11-1 mark in District 26-5A.
When the week began, Hulon had recorded 74 more strikeouts this season than the pitcher just behind her in the American-Statesman’s rankings, Thorndale sophomore Riley White.
Hulon said playing on a winning team has meant more than receiving additional attention for individual achievements.
“I love winning and being part of this softball culture in Dripping Springs,” said the 5-foot-8 right-hander, a Houston Cougars pledge. “It means a lot to be a Dripping Springs Tiger.”