SNYDER — The Big Spring Lady Steers, who opened District 5-3A softball play last Friday with a win over Sweetwater, didn't fare as well on the road Tuesday, as Big Spring dropped to a 1-1 district record following a 3-1 loss to rival Snyder on the road.
What went wrong for BSHS?
According to Coach John Sparks, it all came down to mental discipline at the plate.
“It was a defensive game,” he said. “We made three errors, which put people on base. Then, (Snyder) manufactured the runs.”
The Lady Steers, who have recorded a 10-11 overall record on the season, were largely stopped due to a combination of good pitching and fielding on Snyder's part.
Scoring the only run for Big Spring was Gabi Torres, who recorded a single — one of the three total hits produced by BSHS during the game. Angelina Castillo then drove Torres home.
Tiffany Gonzales,who pitched the entire game, took the loss.
“It's still early in the race.” Sparks added. “The ladies know they weren't focused at the plate. We will address that during practice this week. The defense was OK, but we had the errors. We just have to put the ball in play, and put runners on base.”
The Lady Steers will try to rebound from the loss Friday when they host Brownwood at 6:30 p.m.
LUBBOCK — Despite a rough offensive start, the Coahoma Bulldogettes defeated Lubbock Roosevelt 11-1 in District 3-2A softball action Tuesday, improving their district record to 4-0 (9-10 overall).
It took some settling down, according to Coach Rob Glasscock, but Coahoma found its stride during the game's final innings.
“We played sloppy,” he said. “But a win is a win. We were coming off of spring break, so we weren't as sharp as usual, but we kicked it up in the fourth and fifth innings. We were pressing early, we had to settle in. Once we did, we were fine.”
Several Bulldogettes contributed to the victory, including Savannah Ness, who went 3-for-4 on the day with a home run and three RBI.
Emilea Brumley went 2-3, hitting a double and driving in two runs.
Pitcher Kyla Clanton got the complete game victory for Coahoma, which will host Colorado City at home Friday at 6 p.m.
Baseball — Lubbock Roosevelt 18, Coahoma 1