Lady Bulldogs blow out Hounds
By Brady Keane BCC Contributor
Pitcher Mikaela Tschirhart.
The Lady Bulldogs softball team continued their impressive district run last Friday night against Boerne, taking out the Greyhounds in a blowout 9-1 win. The game was close for only the first two innings before the ladies pulled away, and improved to 6-2 in district play. "A win over a good team like Boerne makes me feel like our team has matured enough to finish out this season strong in a very tough district," sophomore Kristen Grothues said.
In their first game without star pitcher Krystian Osbourn due to a broken wrist last week, the ladies rallied behind sophomore pitcher Mikaela Tschirhart to dominate the Greyhounds defensively.
"It definitely hurts to lose Krystian," sophomore Katelyn Cornwell said. "But t was a really big confidence booster for Mikaela because she hasn't pitched in district before this game. She did an amazing job for us on the mound and she stepped up there and pitched a great game to get us a win."
Tschirhart gave up only one run in a complete game outing on the mound, and picked up the Defensive Player of the Game award from Coach Priscilla Pompa after the win. "If felt amazing to be a part of the win for my team," Tschirhart said. "By all of us playing hard that night, we clinched a spot in the playoffs, and that is an indescribable feeling that I will never forget."
The strong defensive night by the ladies transitioned to the plate, as the Lady Bulldogs pounded in a big third inning to begin pull away from the Greyhounds. The game was never close after that, as the ladies cruised on to a big win in a successful night on both sides of the ball.
Junior Heather Bruley led the Lady Bulldogs on offense, hitting in a two RBI double to pick up the Offensive Player of the Game award.
"It felt good to know I was able to help my team pick up the win," Bruley said. "It was a really exciting win for us."
The big time win for the Lady Bulldogs keeps them tied in first place in the district race for playoffs, with both teams sitting at 6-2 through eight games. The Lady Bulldogs took on Navarro on Tuesday, and will host Fredericksburg in a game that will most likely serve as the District Championship tonight for senior night.
"We are all really excited to get another shot at them," Cornwell said. "We're going for revenge, and it's going to be a really exciting game!"