by Andrew Harmon
On Thursday, April 27, the Colmesneil Lady Bulldogs played game one of a three-game series against the Brookeland Lady Wildcats. This meeting was the first round of the State UIL softball playoffs. The Lady Dogs came out with great determination as they kicked off their playoff run.
After a few short innings, the Lady Dogs proved they would be dominating the game. Sophomore Jackie Hughes; and seniors Bayleigh Thedford and Krista Harris, demonstrated their skills with great hits, while juniors McKayla Marshall and Grace Eddins displayed excellent fielding. Colmesneil fans witnessed team unity with every play and the Lady Dogs ended game one with a commanding lead of 12-1.
On Saturday, the Lady Dogs returned to the field with hopes of finishing up the series and moving on to round two. After another day of near perfect batting and fielding, the Lady Dogs closed out the series in two games with a score of 12-2.
"I'm proud of the way everyone played this week," said senior Harris. "I know we have what it takes to beat the next team we play and keep our season alive."
This is an opinion shared by many of the Lady Dogs, coaches, and Colmesneil fans.
The Lady Dogs will continue their playoff run in the second round, when they meet Cushing this Friday at 6 p.m. in either Huntington or Hudson, which has yet to be determined.