Lady Bulldogs Close Out Their Regular Season, Advance to Playoffs

By Autumn McCoy

The Lady Bulldogs hosted Green Oaks Friday, April 8, for their Senior Game. Seniors include Gracie Baker # 9, catcher, Gracie Lindsey # 12, first baseman, and  Tess Zegel # 17, center fielder. They were honored and presented with their families before the game during a short ceremony.

After holding the opposition to zero runs in the first inning, Red River dominated the bottom half of the first inning with an astounding 12 runs! Shelby Pickett # 5, third baseman, started things off for the home team with a double that became a in the park homerun with an error by Green Oaks. Lindsey had a beautiful bunt, as well, that turned into and RBI when Destiny Davis # 15, short stop, scored from third. The Lady Bulldogs got over half way through the line up for a second time before Green Oaks would finally end the inning.

Red River had two pitchers for the game, Bryn Danzy # 4 who pitched the first two innings and Baker pitched the last inning. Danzy went to catcher for the final inning. Green Oaks would not score at all until the final inning, and Red River would add six more runs in the second inning and two more in the third and final inning.

On Thursday, April 12th the Lady Bulldogs hosted the Southwood Lady Cowboys for their final home game of the regular season. It was a tough game for the home team.

The Ladies got down in the first inning and were unable to ever gain footing. Harley Sepulvado # 11 led things off on the mound for the Lady Bulldogs, and Shelby Pickett would come in for relief during the final inning for her first time on the mound this season. Danzy was in at catcher as Baker and Davis were both on the injured list. Danzy and Sarah Cormier # 18 each had one hit for the Lady Bulldogs.

The final score was Southwood 17 and Red River 1. As disappointing as the loss was, the Lady Bulldogs are still headed to the playoffs. They look forward to a trip to the playoffs to hopefully get Coach Zachary Thrasher his first playoff before his steps down as head coach after this season.

Red River High said the Lady Bulldogs earn the #18 seed in the LHSAA Class 2A Softball state playoffs.  They travel to take on #15 Loreauville on Saturday April 16th at 12:00pm.

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