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COTULLA COWGILRS SOFTBALL
COWGIRLS CONTINUE TEARING THROUGH DISTRICT FIELD, MOVE TO 8-0 IN 28-3A SOFTBALL
State-ranked Cotulla continued its torrid pace last week, notching another pair of softball victories and inching closer to a district championship in the process as the team blanked Dilley 8-0 and crushed Hondo 17-6 to remain unbeaten in league play at 6-0.
Cotulla climbed into the top ten rankings at number nine in the Texas Girls Coaches Association State Softball Poll.
“We had another great past week,” CHS Head Coach George Martinez said. “Things are starting to roll on all cylinders, that is exactly what you hope for towards the end of the season.
“Allyse Leija continues to dominate in the circle and she has really been coming strong with her bat as well. Mia Garcia has made a great impact on the offensive side of things. It’s really good to see that the girls can make things happen up and down the lineup.
Things get tough this week for Cotulla as the team tries to sweep Lytle and Natalia to wrap up the league title. The Cowgirls’ closest outing of the year came in a 4-3 win over the Lady Pirates on March 24.
“We have a really tough week coming up as we face Lytle and Natalia, but I feel our girls are up for any challenge at this point,” Martinez said. “Two wins this week will definitely clear things up for us.”
The team needed a couple of innings to get going against Dilley as the game was scoreless going into the third. There the team blasted out four runs and added a fifth in the fourth to grab a 5-0 advantage. Cotulla secured the win with another run in the sixth and two more in the seventh for the 8-0 victory.
Cotulla hammered out nine runs and limited Dilley to two in the win.
The Cowgirls’ offense had its best night of the year since a 17-0 win over Randolph as the team blasted Hondo 17-6 on Friday. The win was all the more impressive because Hondo had given Cotulla a tough time in their first meeting, dropping a 3-1 decision on March 21 and were third in the district standings.
The Cowgirls will hope to capture the district championship this week as they hosted Lytle Tuesday night and will be at Natalia on Friday, April 14. Entering the contest, Cotulla held a two-game lead on Lytle and a three-game advantage in the standings on Natalia.
Cotulla closes out its season at Crystal City and at home against Dilley on April 21.