Saturday, February 24th, 2018

Lady Bulldogs drop two games

By Fred Gray

The Lady Bulldogs dropped a double header to Luna Community College, at home last Wednesday, March 28.

Lady Bulldog Nohemi Jimenez (Hemi) from Dumas bats at the game against Luna Community College. Enterprise Photo / Morgan Wheatly

The first game was a heart-breaker, when Luna scored two seventh inning runs to beat the Lady Bulldogs 5-3. Lady Bulldogs pitcher, Karen Mao, pitched very well, allowing three runs before the fateful seventh, when two runs scored off a two out fly ball to center field, which bounced out of the centerfielders glove.

In the bottom of the seventh, Jessica Jasmine Aguliar led off with a walk and promptly stole second base. She was stranded at third base when the next two hitters hit long fly balls for out. The final out came when the last hitter, Shelbie Watson, hit a sharp grounder to short, and was called out in a bang-bang play at first.

In the second game, the Lady Bulldogs lost a close 5-4 game. They were unable to overcome a four – two first inning deficit. The Lady Bulldogs pulled to within one run when they plated a run in the bottom of the third.

Both teams exchanged runs in the sixth inning, resulting in the 5-4 victory by Luna Community College.

On Friday, March 30, the Lady Bulldogs travelled to La Junta, Colo., where they split a double with Otero Community College. They lost the first game four runs to one, and won a slug-fest in the second game, winning 15 – 14.

The Lady Bulldogs then travelled to Lamar, Colo., for a double header the following day, Saturday, March 31. They lost both games, 6 -4 and 5-2.

The Lady Bulldogs return home this Friday and Saturday, April 5 and 6, for a four game home stand against El Paso Community College. Friday, April 5, play begins at 1:00 p.m. Saturday’s games begin at 11:00 a.m.

The Lady Bulldogs are very entertaining to watch and everyone is encouraged to come out and watch some extraordinary female athletes play ball. It is time well spent.

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