Saturday, February 24, 2018

High scores and seven innings highlight Lady Bulldog softball team’s season closer

The Hardin Lady Bulldogs played their last home game of the season against the Dawson County Red Devils Thursday. The home game went seven innings, making it the longest and highest scoring game the Ladies have played so far. 

The Red Devils were ahead in the first inning, by two runs. By the second inning the teams were tied 2-2.  In the third, Ashley Uffelman and Amber Schneider both made home run hits.

Though the Red Devils eventually triumphed 15-21, Coach Joelle Link highlighted senior Darla Davisson for her leadership and her solid batting throughout the season. 

“She’s been really consistent these past few weeks,” Link said. “She sets the tone for the other hitters.” 

Friday and Saturday the team traveled to Butte for their invitational tournament. The ladies played four games during the two-day period, winning one of the four against Browning 30-0. 

In the Browning game, Link said they started with their junior varsity girls, offering them playing time in the positions they’re most likely to fill next year. 

Following the win, the team experienced three consecutive losses – Butte Central 14-3, Columbia Falls 15-2 and Stevens Ville 19-2.

Divisionals will be held May 14 and 15 in Miles City.