Both the Central and Alto softball teams advanced to the regional quarterfinals a year ago, but lost. Here we are a year later and the Lady Bulldogs and Lady Yellowjackets are once again three rounds deep in the post season.
Young, but talented is the best way to describe the Central softball team. The Lady Bulldogs who captured the district 20-3A title don't have a single senior on the roster, but that doesn't mean they team lacks playoff experience. Combined with pitcher Katelyn Boles, Central's potent line-up can put the pressure on. Head Coach Anna Goddard's squad is coming off a two games to one series victory over West in the area round. Coming up with a clutch 7 to 4 game three win over the Lady Trojans has Central confident they can come up big when it matters most.
Just like the Lady bulldogs, down in class 1A, the Alto softball team has advanced to the regional quarterfinals for a second straight year. Alto won its 15th straight district title this year and is hoping to carry that momentum throughout the post-season. The Lady Yellowjackets defeated Big Sandy 6 to 1 in a winner take all game in the area round, using a couple of big innings to their advantage. With four seniors and a talented freshman pitcher in Madison Crisp leading the way, this team has the ability to light-up the scoreboard and believes it has what it takes to advance.