The Lady Wolves threaten to rip away the Bulldogettes first district victory of the year in a late in the game comeback but Coahoma halted the assault and won the match 5-3.
The Bulldogettes headed into the bottom of the seventh with a 5-1 lead over the Lady Wolves but the Colorado City girls weren’t quite ready to retire for the night. With two on base and one out, Coahoma’s Deanna Wooddell bunted and reached first on an error. More errors in the same play cost the Bulldogettes 2 runs as both Wooddall and Marissa Reyna score. Tamren Pierce was tagged out at third base. The Lady Wolves were able to get one more runner on base before Destiny Espinoza grounded out to Lexi Montelongo to end the game.
Fans at the Mitchell County Sport Complex enjoyed a Friday evening of hard-hitting softball action between the two West Texas teams.
Early on in the game, both pitchers - MaKynlee Overton for Coahoma and Pierce for Colorado - were effective in keeping runs to zero for the first three innings then the Bulldogettes broke open the match in the fourth.
Jaydan Mann jump started the Coahoma offense when she scored off an error in the fourth. MaKynlee Overton was next to cross home plate after another error cost the Lady Wolves a second run. Later in the inning, Caitlyn Corley singled on the first pitch sending Ashley Romero and MaKayla Overton over home plate.
Mann, who led the Bulldogettes in hits going 3 for 4 at the plate, got the last run for Coahoma after she blasted a fly ball to right field for triple bases and brought home Kamri Kemper. MaKynlee Overton got the credit for the win. She threw 89 pitches, allowed 3 runs from 5 hits, walked 2, and struck out 7 batters over seven innings. She faced 29 batters and got 62 strikes. Caitlyn Corley brought in 2 RBIs in the game.
Following the game, the JV team lost to the Lady Wolves.
Next, Coahoma will face the Jim Ned Lady Indians at Tuscola Tuesday. Varsity plays at 5 p.m. JV begins at 6:30 p.m.