WHEATLAND – The Lady Bulldogs have been making up for lost time and an early schedule that had them up to their knees in snow.
Although they are still searching for their first victory against varsity competition, the scores are not indicative of the hustle, the spirit of hustle and the feeling of family.
The first home game last Thursday against a good Thunder Basin team ended with a 23 to 8 in game one and 12 to 8 in game two. Bailey Fitzwater went 3 for 3. Gracen Mount had a career day doubling in her second at bat and also hit her first out of the park homerun.
“Rivero got her first out of the park home run and the first in school history,” said varsity softball head coach Jodie Fitzwater. “Mount’s homerun came in the next inning. Bulldogs scored 7 of their 8 runs in the bottom of the fourth inning. Fitzwater pitched the first game and only allowed 4 walks and had 1 strike out. In game 2 against thunder basin, McGee went 2 for 3, Rivero went 2 for 2. Bulldogs had the lead prior to the fourth inning in which thunder basin scored 8 points to take the lead.”
The Lady Bulldogs played well on Saturday against Campbell County in both softball games.
“Both games ended up in a loss, but there was much to celebrate,” Fitzwater said.
Jaden Snook went 2 for 2 with a single and a double. Gracen Mount had her second home run in back-to-back double headers and it came in the third inning.
“Each game our team is continuing to improve upon our skills and had minimal errors during both games,” Fitzwater said. “We were beat by our lack of hits, getting runners on base, and scoring runners when they were on base. We will continue to focus on improving on our hitting skills during practice times.
“I am proud of how our players continue to show up each and every day and game with a smile on their face and determination to get better. We know as a team that it will pay off and that more wins are in our future. As a team, we are not measuring our success by what the scoreboard says, but by achieving small goals and celebrating our successes. We also would like to thank all of the parents, family members, and fans that come out and support us at our games. It has been awesome to see so many people out during our games and taking this exciting ride with us.”
Campbell County shut out the Bulldogs in the first game 12 to 0 and 18 to 1 in game 2.