Sub-districts Monday for Longhorn softball team
The end of the season is quickly approaching for the Chase County softball team.
CCS Coach Denise Smith anticipates the Lady Longhorns will head to Southern Valley/Alma for postseason competition on Oct. 5.
The team has been busy as it prepares for the postseason.
CCS hosted Cozad Sept. 22 for a JV/varsity double header.
Chase County lost the varsity contest 1-19.
Courtney Odens scored for CCS in the first inning after reaching base on a single to right field. Hits by Sadie Peterson and Morayah Cupp moved Odens around the bases. Those were the only CCS hits in the game.
Kayla Chavira took to the mound for CCS. Chavira walked five, while striking out four and allowing 13 hits.
Cozad took the JV game 0-22. Alejandra Castillo was the lone CCS baserunner in the game after a single to right field.
Jaiden Hill pitched for the Lady Longhorns, allowing five walks, three strike outs and 12 hits.
The game is the first this season for the JV squad. Without a lot of playing time in game situations, Smith said its good to see how players respond in a game as opposed to practice.
With most of the season behind them, Smith said it’s time for some of the younger players to step up.
Chase County headed to Ogallala Saturday to take on Gothenburg and Cozad.
In a rematch with the Haymakers, CCS showed improvement despite the 8-16 loss. After a scoreless first inning, the Lady Longhorns couldn’t take advantage of baserunners. Cupp, Jesusita Ruiz, Aurora Griebel, Iris Robles and Kayla Chavira reached base during the inning but couldn’t make their way home.
That wasn’t the case in the third inning when CCS got five runs across the plate. Errors allowed Ryley Vrbas and Peterson to reach base. Peterson scored and Odens scored after a fielder’s choice. Cupp scored after hitting a single; Ruiz knocked Cupp home with a triple; Griebel hit a single and scored on a Robles double.
CCS held a 5-4 lead after three innings.
Cozad put seven runs on the board in the fourth, however, while CCS went three up and three down.
The Lady Longhorns added three more runs in the fifth inning, Peterson, Cupp and Griebel, but five runs from Cozad finished off the game.
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