Lady Bulldogs explode on offense

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The North Zulch softball team scored 28 runs this week and picked up two district wins over Iola and Mumford.

On the road in Iola last Tuesday, the Lady Bulldogs continuously made contact to put pressure on their opponents and took advantage of their errors. Solid base running also allowed North Zulch to build a lead, but it was their defense that stifled any hope of a comeback.

“Our pitching was outstanding along with the fielding behind it,” said head North Zulch softball coach Victoria Rivera. “Both Grier and Harkrider had great performances on the mound collectively facing about 20 hits and striking out seven of them.”

The offensive onslaught continued into Friday’s home matchup against Mumford for the Lady Bulldogs. The team totaled a whopping 24 hits against the Mumford Mustangs and won the game by a score of 16-7.

“We allowed seven runs on the night, but none after the third inning,” said Rivera. “We gave up a few errors at the beginning but were able to bounce back. Lazenby led then way with four hits in the game and Baker, VanCour, Crocker, Karkrider and Murphy all added three of their own.”

The Lady Bulldogs enjoyed their second district bye of the season on Tuesday and will take the field again on Friday against Somerville in North Zulch. The team is then scheduled to finish off the regular season with a tournament in Mumford, a home game against Normangee and two road games in Snook and Burton.

The North Zulch baseball team resumed their schedule against Latexo at home on Tuesday. They will travel to Centerville on Friday and return home next Tuesday to host Slocum.

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