by Michael Patrick
In a huge rematch with play-off implications at stake Colmesneil traveled to Big Sandy to take on the Lady Wildcats. The Lady Dogs struck first in the top of the first when Magen Allen hit a shot to right field and was able to make it home for an inside the park homerun to put Colmesneil up 1-0. Both teams struggled for a majority of the game offensively as neither team could get to the other team's pitcher. In the sixth inning , Allen got a base by drawing a walk. Krista Harris stepped into the box next. She hit a solid shot that she got out on, but moved Allen into scoring position. Kim Knighten then stepped in and hit a liner past the shortstop that scored Allen to make it 2-0. The Lady Dogs continued the offensive trend in the top of the seventh as they put the game away by scoring four more runs to take a 6-0 lead, which ended up being the final score. Merrick Graham started the inning off with a double. Treasure Jackson then made it to first on a bunt. Kara Standley brought them both home with a bases clearing triple. Standley came across on a passed ball. Krista Harris capped the night off by knocking in Allen on a single to left field. Standley picked up the win, while also striking out five Big Sandy hitters.
On Friday, the Lady Dogs defeated Brookeland 8-0. Standley picked up the win. Some of the offensive highlights from the game were, Allen hit another towering homerun. Bayleigh Thedford hit a huge double to knock in two runs. Graham also had three RBI's on the night while hitting a single and a double. Jackson picked up an RBI on a single. Standley had two singles and an RBI too. Destiney Kirkindoll also hit a single along with Harris hitting one as well.
With these two wins and coupled with West Sabine beating Zavalla. There is now currently a four way tie for first place in the district standings, with Colmesneil, West Sabine, Zavalla, and Big Sandy all sitting at 7-2.
On Tuesday, the Bulldogs traveled to San Augustine to take on the Wolves in a district ballgame. Chris Carr took the mound for the Bulldogs and pitched a complete game. He held the Wolves at bay as they only managed to score one run. Carr fanned eight Wolves batter on the night. Offensively the Bulldogs overwhelmed the Wolves as Colmesneil crossed home plate 19 times during the game. Leading the attack was Dylan Falcon who picked up three hits on the evening. Matt Bailey picked up two RBI's on the night. Zach Costellow scored four runs on the night as well.
With the 19-1 victory the Bulldogs improve to 13-4-1 on the season and remain unblemished in district at 5-0. The Bulldogs game on Friday night versus Brookeland was rained out and will be made up in its entirety.
The Bulldogs and Lady Dogs tennis teams traveled down the road to Woodville to compete in the Woodville varsity tennis invitational on Friday, March 28. Schools Colmesneil competed against were Chester, Woodville, Central Heights, Spurger and Woden. Both squads competed hard.
The girls double team of Taylor Bell and Presley Parker did exceptionally well as they took first place in their division. The first team they took on was Central Heights and the Lady Dogs dominated the match 8-0. In the semi-finals they took on one of two Woodville teams in the tournament. The Lady Dogs and Lady Eagles went back and forth at the beginning of the match before the Lady Dogs took control and won the match 8-3 to move into the finals. In the championship match the Lady Dogs took on the other Woodville team and again the teams went back and forth early, before the tandem of Bell and Parker prevailed 8-4 to win the girls doubles championship.