Lady Bulldogs start strong

Posted 2/28/17

The Quitman Lady Bulldogs played well over the weekend at the White Oak Tournament which features top teams from throughout the area.

The first day Quitman fell to powerful White Oak 10-2 but got …

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Lady Bulldogs start strong

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The Quitman Lady Bulldogs played well over the weekend at the White Oak Tournament which features top teams from throughout the area.

The first day Quitman fell to powerful White Oak 10-2 but got a home run from Hannah Baucom and singles from Shelby Bettis, Macy Wilson and Shelby Hayes. In game two, Quitman lost to Lone Oak 7-2 but the hitting continued to come around with Baucom, Hayes, Wilson, Madalyn Spears, Makayla Mitchell and Cameron Williams all getting base hits.

The Lady Bulldogs banged out 13 hits to 12 for Class 5A Kilgore, but still fell 12-9. Hannah Hardy had a perfect 3-3 day against Kilgore with Spears, Kendal Wiley, Brittany Walls and Mitchell each getting a pair of hits. Wiley flexed her muscles for a home run and a triple.

Things got a lot better the final three games with the Lady Bulldogs ripping through Zavalla 15-5, Ore City 11-7 and Alba-Golden 7-1. In the win over Zavalla, Wiley continued her hot streak pounding out three hits and getting 3 RBI. Walls, Bettis and Spears (two doubles) each had two hits.

In the 11-7 win over Ore City, Wiley added another home run while Walls was a perfect 3-3 at the plate with Wilson having a 3-4 day. The Lady Bulldogs avenged an earlier loss to Ore City at the Lady Lobo Classic in Longview the opening weekend of the season.

In the 7-1 win over Alba-Golden, Hayes blasted out three singles, and an RBI and scored a pair of runs. Wiley added hit another home run and added a triple, had two RBI and scored twice. Spears also had two hits.

The Lady Bulldogs opened the season Feb. 16-18 going 3-3 at the Lady Lobo Classic with wins over Hallsville JV, Tyler Lee and Longview while losing to Ore City, Pine Tree and Brook Hill.

New Head Softball Coach Chris Veach was pleased with the team’s improvement. “Overall, I thought we did pretty well over the weekend. We finished the weekend with a 3-3 record, but more importantly we are coming together as a team,” Veach noted. “This is very important for us since we start district this Friday. I am very excited about this group and the possibilities ahead for us.”

Quitman opens district play at home against Grand Saline this Friday at 6 p.m.