HAWLEY — The Bulldogettes went 1-1 in their doubleheader scrimmage against the Hawley Lady Bearcats.
Saturday’s scrimmage marked the second time the Coahoma softball players tested their skills against another team this season, but it was the first game to include returning varsity members Cassie Grant, Caitlyn Corley, and Macee Green.
All three girls and freshman teammate Madison Rogers were finishing their last week of the basketball season when the Bulldogettes hosted the Andrews Lady Mustangs in a scrimmage Saturday, Feb. 2.
Bulldogettes hold off late rally
The Bulldogettes stopped a sixth-inning rally by the Lady Bearcats to win the first game 9-4. After pitching a no-run, five-inning game, Coahoma pitcher Kenleigh Janeway faced a bases loaded situation with no outs in the bottom of the sixth inning.
Then a Hawley Bearcat hit a fly ball on a 2-2 pitch count to second baseman Kaylor Green who caught the ball for the out.
However, Hawley did get four runs before the last out, which was a grounder to third baseman Lexi Montelongo, but the comeback fell short thanks to the performance of the Coahoma offensive lineup that batted in nine runs during the six-and-half inning game. Macee Grant led the Bulldogettes at the plate earning three RBIs from three hits at three at-bats.
Montelongo earned the first RBI of the game after belting a double off a fly ball to left field to bring Madison Rogers across home plate. Montelongo went three for three at the plate and had three runs, one RBI and two triples. Rounding out the top batters was Cassie Grant who was three for two at bat with one RBI in the fourth.
The the Bulldogettes swift feet stole seven bases in the game. M. Grant and Caitlyn Corley had two each.
Janeway earned the win for Coahoma. She allowed six hits, four runs, five strikeouts, and one walked over six innings.
Kenleigh Janeway - W, Allie - L; 2B — Coahoma, Montelongo, Caitlyn Corley; Hawley, Feery; 3B — Coahoma, Montelongo 2; SB — Coahoma , M. Grant 2, Corley 2, C Grant, Alex Bailey, Kaylor Green; Hawley, Carla, Deli.
Coahoma loses to Hawley, 6-7
Madison Rogers hit her first home run as a Bulldogette on 2-1 pitch for three RBIs in the second inning against the Hawley Lady Bearcats Saturday.
Hawley came back for a four-run fourth inning to win the scrimmage 6-7.
At the top of the second, the game was tied 3-3 when Vada Cortez walked up to the plate. After five pitches, Cortez headed to first base on a walk. Up next, Maci Green doubled off a bunt. With two batters in scoring position, Rogers homered to run to up the score 6-3.
Rogers went two for two at the plate to lead the Bulldogettes in hits. At her first at-bat, she doubled off a fly ball in the first inning. Lexi Montelongo and Cailtyn Corley both had one RBI each.
Kaylor Green was on the mound for the Bulldogettes. She allowed five hits and six runs with two strikeouts over three and half innings. Cassie Grant came in as relief in fourth. She had two hits and one run over the half inning.
Next: Coahoma hosts Lamesa. Game time is 6 p.m. Tuesday
Kaylor Green - L, Inez - W; 2B — Coahoma, Corley, Green, Rogers; Hawley, Gerry, Hella; HR — Coahoma, Rogers; SB — Coahoma, Corley, Cassie Grant, Rogers; Hawley, Gerry 2, Carla, Hella, Inez.