Lady Bulldogs rally over Mumford

Posted 3/18/20

The North Zulch Lady Bulldogs softball team split a pair of district matchups with a 13-3 loss at Normangee March 10 before defeating Mumford 9-8 at NZHS Friday. It was their final matchup before school activities were suspended in response to the Coronavirus.

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Lady Bulldogs rally over Mumford

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The North Zulch Lady Bulldogs softball team split a pair of district matchups with a 13-3 loss at Normangee March 10 before defeating Mumford 9-8 at NZHS Friday. It was their final matchup before school activities were suspended in response to the Coronavirus.

“Unfortunately, there is not a whole lot we can do,” said head coach Corina Barrington on the situation. “I am not allowed to go up and work on the field, I cannot take the girls to another school district to workout, so I have just looked at the stats from our previous games and planned ahead for when we do face them again.”

The Lady Bulldogs rallied for six runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to complete a thrilling, comeback victory Friday. Cheyanne Wallin led the team with three RBIs and was followed by Katelyn Crocker with two.

Crocker’s two runs driven in came in walk-off fashion in the seventh with a single to centerfield with two outs to score Tessah Haggard and Shae Keith.

Back-to-back doubles from Madison Murphy and Wallin earlier in the inning helped set the stage for the comeback. The respective doubles plated Crocker, Murphy and Jordan Barrington.

Only one of Mumford’s eight runs was charged to North Zulch pitching. Starter Dannicka Diserens tossed two innings, allowing just one hit and walking six. She allowed six runs, one of which was earned.

Diserens was relieved by Hailey Pullin, who logged the game’s last five innings and earned the win. She allowed two hits and two runs, neither of which were earned.

All told, the North Zulch defense committed nine errors in the win.

Errors also plagued the Lady Bulldogs in their 13-3 road loss at Normangee March 10, in which they surrendered eight runs in the bottom of the first inning and could never find their way back into the contest.

Murphy picked up a pair of RBIs in the loss while Pullin also drove home a run. Pullin and Diserens toed the rubber for the Lady Bulldogs. Only one of Normangee’s 13 runs were charged to North Zulch pitchers.

The team was originally scheduled to take on district opponents Burton and Snook this week before competing in a junior varsity tournament in Somerville Saturday.

Their district schedule is on pause for the time being and at least through March 29. There are no current plans to make up for the lost matchups as the length of the suspension is always subject to change based on new updates.

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