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Area Softball Roundup — Tuesday, March 19

March 20, 2013

Big Spring, Coahoma and Forsan all lose Tuesday. The trio of teams returns to action Friday.

Big Spring
SNYDER — District play has been full of ups and downs for Big Spring — and it’s only the first week.

After a 12-2 run-rule victory over Wylie to kick off 4-3A action, the Lady Steers lost by the same score to Snyder on Tuesday, also in run-rule fashion.

“They did to us exactly what we did to Wylie,” BSHS Head Coach John Sparks said.

The Lady Steers’ pair of runs came in the top of the fourth inning when Haley Dimidjian reached base on a single and was then driven in by a line drive to center field hit by Angelina Castillo. Mercedes Ruiz connected for a base hit to score Castillo and that would be all the offense BSHS could muster.

“We just had a bad game,” Sparks said. “We tried to do too much. We were thinking too hard at the plate. It’s good in that we learned a lesson — we have to be focused from the start when we go to someone else's house. But, I talked to the girls after the game and they had a good attitude.
They know what they did and what they need to do to win.”

The Lady Steers will try to get back on the winning track with a home game against Sweetwater on Friday at 5 p.m.

Forsan
FORSAN — Tuesday’s game against Rotan marked the first district loss for Forsan (5-1), but it may have turned out differently if it weren’t for allowing a huge first inning due to a series of mistakes on the part of the Lady Buffaloes, who fell 9-8.

Rotan put up five runs on five walks, two errors and a hit batsmen.
“It wasn’t good,” FHS Head Coach Shanna Taylor said. “We played better after that, but we need to be mentally prepared as soon as we get off the bus, not wake up in the third inning.”

The Lady Buffs won the hitting battle, connecting 13 times to Rotan’s four, but they squandered scoring opportunities by leaving 11 on base.
Starting pitcher Ali Knight was relieved by freshman Maddie Munsell, who did a respectable job of keeping Rotan under control after its five-run first run. Munsell only allowed four more Yellowhammer runs during the remainder of the outing.

“She did as well as she could do,” Taylor said.

Offensively, the hitting was spread out amongst the Lady Buffs.
Kayla Tilley had three singles, Gabby Womack had two singles and a double and Taylor said Shelby Roemer was “excellent on defense”. Roemer accounted fro six outs at the third base position.

Forsan has an open date Friday and will return to action at home against Hermleigh on Tuesday at 5 p.m.

Coahoma
MIDLAND — Coahoma lost in extra innings in a tight game Tuesday against Midland Christian, 8-7.

The Bulldogettes were ahead 4-1 after two innings of play, but MC staged a seventh inning rally, adding three runs before an eight inning, game-winning single put the game on ice for Midland.

The Bulldogettes will host Colorado City on Friday at 6:30 p.m.

Contact Sports Editor Brian McCormack at 263-7331 ext. 237 or by e-mail at sports@bigspringherald.com

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