Bulldogette softball closes with 8-3 playoff loss to Early

Marissa Loftin
Sports Editor

The Coahoma varsity softball team made their way back to Abilene Christian University on Saturday for the second game of their first playoff series against Early. After losing in game one on Thursday, the Bulldogettes fell short once again in game two with a final score of 8-3, eliminating them from the playoffs and bringing their season to a close.
“It is always tough to end on a loss. While we didn’t win district and didn’t win all of the playoff games that we wanted to, I told the girls that in no way did we underachieve because I felt like it might seem that way to them,” said head softball coach Alex Orosco. “We managed to get into the playoffs and play some extra softball. That alone is something to be proud of, and something that not everyone gets to do. We kept the Coahoma playoff appearance tradition alive for the 23rd consecutive year, and for the girls to continue that is huge. We didn’t go out there and lose to a bad team, we played hard and lost to a very good team in Early, and that is okay.”
This loss concludes the 2017 softball season for Coahoma. Breanna Grant, Annie Chandler and Kodi Howard make up the team’s seniors that will be graduating this year.
“I am proud of the girls and all of their hard word they put in this year. They always had a great attitudes at every practice and every game, and did everything we asked of them, which was a lot,” said Orosco. “ Hopefully they can come into the offseason and prepare themselves for another run next year.”

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