It has been a very difficult season for the Ryan Cowgirl softball squad as the team is heading into today’s district tourney without a victory for the year.
The Cowgirls were seeking their first win today in the opening game of the Class B District Tournament at Big Pasture. The Cowgirls were slated to face Temple at noon.
The loser of that game will face Big Pasture at 2 p.m., while the winner of the first game will get a shot at Big Pasture at 4 p.m. If Big Pasture wins both games, they will face either Ryan or Temple in the finals at 6 p.m.
An if necessary game will be played Friday at 4 p.m. and the winner will move on to the regional tournament next weekend.
The Cowgirls dropped two more games this past week with a 12-2 loss at Frederick last Thursday and then fell to Geronimo on Tuesday, 13-0.
In the final regular season game for the Cowgirls, four seniors were recognized on Senior Day at Larry Ninman Field.
Savanna Lashley, Madisen Rhoads, Brooklyn Charmasson and Samantha Good were the four Cowgirls playing their final fast-pitch softball game for Ryan.
In Tuesday’s action, Geronimo jumped out in front 1-0 after one inning and that is where the score remained until the Lady Blue Jays exploded for 12 runs in the top of the third inning. Geronimo had five walks and seven hits – including a home run – that led to the scoring bonanza.
The Cowgirls got a single run in the top of the first inning against Frederick last week at Frederick.
Lindsey Reake singled and scored on Good’s single down the left field line.
Frederick took the lead in the bottom of the first as the Lady Bombers scored two runs to take a 2-1 lead.
The Lady Bombers added four runs in the bottom of the second to increase the advantage to 6-1.
In the top of the third inning Ryan trimmed the lead on Madison Rhoades’ solo home run to put the score at 6-2.
Frederick exploded in the bottom of the third inning with six runs to lead the contest, 12-2.
When the Cowgirls could not score in the top of the fourth inning the game ended on the run rule.
Good was 2-for-2 at the plate for the Cowgirls.