Bulldogettes vs. Lady Bulldogs
March 29, 2018
No. 6 CLYDE 6, No. 7 COAHOMA 1
The Bulldogettes fell to the Lady Bulldogs after an evening of hard-hitting softball action between two state-ranked teams Thursday in Coahoma. The No. 6 Clyde team took the match 6-1.
With a 0-2 count, Bulldogette catcher Kenzi Canales blasted an out-of-the-park home run in the bottom of the 7th to bring in the only score of the night for Coahoma. Canales made 2 hits from 3 at bats with 1 run and one RBI.
Overall, batters found success at the plate at the Coahoma softball field. A total of 24 hits were recorded for the game with 9 from Coahoma and 15 from Clyde, however, both teams found difficulties getting runners across home plate.
Clyde jumped out to an early lead with a 6-0 advantage by the end of the third inning. Carissa Gordon dealt the most damage to the Bulldogettes when she belted a double on a 3-2 count that brought in 3 runs for the Lady Bulldogs in the second. By the fourth inning, the Coahoma team had regrouped and came up with several strong defensive plays to keep Clyde from adding to the scoreboard.
The Lady Bulldogs were just as tough on the field led by solid pitching from Kaitlyn Turner, who allowed 1 run from 9 hits and struck out 5 in the game. Both teams left players stranded on base in multiply innings.
The Bulldogettes will have a chance to face the Lady Bulldogs again on April 20 this time in Clyde.
MaKynlee Overton started for the Bulldogettes on the mound. She allowed six runs over 15 hits, walked 3 and struck out 3 more over 7 innings of play. She got 70 strikes from 113 pitches.
Teammates Lexi Montelongo and Kamri Kemper both went 2 for 4 at bat. Rounding out the top hitters from Coahoma, Cassie Grant went 2 for 3 including a double and Jaydan Mann belted a double for the match in the seventh inning.
Coahoma’s record now stands at 4-1 for 5-3A district play and 12-2 for the season. Next: Coahoma hosts the Colorado City Lady Wolves at home Tuesday. Varsity plays at 5 p.m.
2B, Coahoma - Cassie Grant, Jaydan Mann, Clyde - Carissa Gordon; HR, Coahoma, Kenzi Canales; SB, Coahoma - MaKynlee Overton (1).