Morayah Cupp is about to connect with this pitch in Saturday’s game with Chadron, where she finished with a pair of singles in Chase County’s 12-18 loss. (Johnson Publications photo)

Sadie Peterson gets the tag down in time to send this Chadron runner back to their bench in the first of two games in Imperial Saturday. (Johnson Publications photo)

Softball team ends regular season; districts start Thursday

    With the regular season now behind them, Chase County softball players are now in the post season with the C6 District tournament before them this week.
    Cozad is the site for this year’s tourney Thursday and Friday, where the winner advances to the state tournament.
    Seeded No. 6 in the seven-team tourney, Chase County’s first opponent Thursday is No. 3 Cozad. First pitch will be thrown at 12 noon CT.
    Coach Denise Smith said practice this week will center on both offense and defense.
    To be competitive in the tourney, she said they need to put together a whole game and eliminate the errors that have dogged them in the last couple of weeks.
    She believes they can play with Cozad in the opener Thursday. When hosting the Lady Haymakers in September, Chase County played one of their better games, she said.
    Despite the outcome of the opener Thursday, Chase County will play either No. 2 seed CCV or seventh-seeded Minden at 4 p.m. CT
    The double elimination tournament continues on Friday.
So. Valley/Alma, Kearney Catholic makeup games
    A pair of makeup games from Aug. 23 were played last week against So. Valley/Alma and Kearney Catholic.
    So. Valley’s pitcher earned a no-hitter against Chase County as just 12 batters stepped to the plate in the four-inning, 10-0 loss.
    “We just couldn’t get our offense going,” said Coach Smith.

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