The Ryan Cowgirl slow-pitch softball squad dropped their first two games of the Class 2A district tournament at Central High last Thursday.
Central High, 26-4 on the year, won the district title with an 18-0 victory over Geronimo in the district finals.
The Cowgirls lost to Central High, the top-seed of the tournament and the second-ranked club in Class 2A, 17-1, in the first round and then dropped a 13-1 decision to Geronimo in an elimination game.
Geronimo, who had dropped a first-round 6-4 decision to Snyder, came back to eliminate Snyder, 12-2, to earn the right to face Central High in the finals.
The Cowgirls simply could not retire the Central High batting order in the second inning as the Lady Bronchos sent 16 batters to the plate and scored 14 runs.
The Cowgirls picked up their only run of the game in the third inning as Samantha Good belted a two-out home run. That was the only offense the Cowgirls could generate.
Central High added three more runs in the fourth inning to end the game on the run rule.
In the second game of the tournament, the Cowgirls had a first-inning threat but left the bases loaded.
In the top of the third inning the Bluejays got the bats going and scored all 13 of their runs.
The Cowgirls tried to rally as Good led off the fourth inning by reaching base and eventually scoring, but that would be the extent of the offensive threat for Ryan.
The two losses ended the slow-pitch season for the Cowgirls. Ryan finished the season with a 4-8 record under Stan Mueggenborg.
Four Ryan seniors played their final game for the Cowgirl slow-pitch softball squad – Abbie Bolin, Randi Linton, Kenzie Lewis and Cassidy Charmasson, who was sidelined most of the season with an injury.