Monday, January 22nd, 2018

Lady Broncos snag two big wins

By Sandy Anderberg

The Lady Broncos finished a good week of softball and racked up two wins. They defeated Claude, 24-19, and got the best of Booker, 18-6. According to coach Gary Jack, the ladies played well, but fell short from the mound.

“We just did not pitch consistently,” Jack said. “We used three different pitchers in the game. We just couldn’t throw strikes.”

The Lady Broncos’ bats made up for the pitching as the ladies racked up 22 hits in the game. They jumped out early and led from the first inning. A huge fifth inning helped them to control the pace and get the win.

“We played well and had several that hit the ball well,” Jack said. Claude also struggled from the mound, which allowed several Lady Broncos to get a walk. “The walks kept us in the game,” Jack said. “We dominated otherwise. We survived and got through it.”

Jack noted that Brianna Butler, Allyson Hogan, Hannah Hommel, Darcie Hunsaker, and Emily Johnson hit the ball well.

The Lady Broncos also hit the ball well against Booker at home last Friday. Butler smacked a homerun and Hogan it the fence twice, according to Jack.

“We played well against Booker,” Jack said. “Defensively, we did a good job and we hit the ball well. Briley Chadwick did a good job pitching for us also.”

Chadwick, Jensen Hatley, Zaryia Smith, and Hunsaker did a good job from the plate.

“These girls did a good job hitting the ball,” Jack said. “Madi Gay played good defense and did a good job at first base. Emily made some good plays on third.”

Jack felt Smith and Hommel did well in each of the positions they played.

“We moved some players around and they all did a good job,” Jack said. “Overall I am pleased with our play. We have won the last four and we are 4-2 in District.”

The Lady Broncos will travel to West Texas on Friday, March 31, and take on Gruver at home April 4.

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