Final Score: COAHOMA 3, MERKEL 1
Kamri Kemper went 2-for-4 at the plate with 1 RBI to help lead the Bulldogettes to their seventh victory in Class 5 3A softball district play Friday night in Merkel. Coahoma won the game 3-1 against the Lady Badgers.
Pitchers from both sides controlled the game keeping hits down to 5 each for both teams. MaKynlee Overton went 7 innings on the mound for the Bulldogs allowing only 1 run from 5 hits, walking 1 and striking out 1. Brookelynn Casper was just as tough for the Lady Badgers. She allowed 3 runs from 5 hits, walked 3 and struck out 5 batters.
Merkel jumped out to a slight led early in the game earning a run in the first inning. Both teams remained scoreless through the next four innings then Coahoma came up with strong 2-run fifth inning. The Bulldogettes added one more to the scoreboard with a run in the seventh and then ended the game with three quick outs when it came to their turn on the field.
Coahoma is now 7-1 in district play and 15-2 for the season.
Next, the Bulldogettes will host the Stanton Lady Buffaloes for their last home game of district play on Tuesday. The varsity game begins at 5 p.m. and the JV game is set to start at 6:30 p.m.
2B, Coahoma - Kamri Kemper, Kenzi Canales, SB, Coahoma - Kamri Kemper, Jaydan Mann
BASEBALL - Bulldogs blow out Badgers 11-3
FINAL SCORE: Coahoma 11, Merkel 3
The Coahoma varsity baseball team earned its third straight win Friday with an 11-3 blowout against the Merkel Badgers thanks to heavy hitting by the Bulldog offense.
Zack Schneider blasted an inside the park home run on a fly ball to right field in the seventh inning to cap off a very profitable day for the Bulldog offense at the plate.
The Bulldog onslaught began in the first inning when Braden Pearson double on a line drive to right field which allowed Zach Holmes to score the first run.
After the second inning, the Bulldogs led 5-1 thanks to Gaige Hill, Seth Brooks, and Logan Franklin while Braden Pearson shut down the Badger offense at the plate. The Coahoma standout allowed only 1 run from 4 hits, walked 1 and struck out 3 over four innings to stifle the Badgers.
The game slowed down offensively for both sides during two scoreless innings then the Bulldogs cemented the win with big 4-run fifth inning. Bracy Bacon led off for Coahoma belting a double on a line drive to left field allowing time for Hill to score. Heavy hitting by Jonathon Schneider, Zach Holmes, and Pearson led to the fruitful inning for the Bulldogs.
Coahoma notched two more runs from a single by Adam Clark in the sixth and Z. Schneider’s home run in the seventh to close out the match.
Holmes led the Bulldogs at the plate. He went 3-for-3 with 2 runs 1 RBI and 1 walk. Brooks went 3-for-5 and brought in 1 RBI. Pearson and Franklin collected 2 RBI each for the game.
Pearson was credited with the win for the Bulldogs. Franklin took over at the mound as relief in the fifth. He allowed 1 run over 0 hits, walked 1 and struck out 4. Holmes closed out the game for the Bulldogs in the seventh.
Next, the Bulldogs will be at home when they take on the Stanton Buffaloes Tuesday. The JV game begins at 4:30 p.m. and the varsity starts at 7 p.m.
2B, Coahoma - Pearson, Bracy Bacon; 3B, Merkle - Zach Owens, J. Foss; HR, Coahoma - Zack Schneider
(Information provided by Coahoma Media.)