Lady Panthers improve to 8-0 district record with routs against Spring Hill, Kilgore

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Bullard Lady Panthers 12, Spring Hill Lady Panthers 1, FINAL

SHS: 0 0 0 1 0 - 1

BHS: 2 0 4 3 3 - 12

Making their way back into action last week was the Bullard Lady Panther varsity softball team, as the team played the part of host for a District 15-4A cat fight against the Spring Hill Lady Panthers Tuesday, April 10, at Bullard High School.

The home team Bullard was the first team to light up the scoreboard in the battle, swinging their heavy bats for a total of two runs in the first inning.

Bullard also had success at the plate during the fourth frame of play, as a total of four batters navigated their way around the base paths and crossed home plate.

The first run of the contest for the visiting Spring Hill team was scored in the top of the fourth inning, but was quickly answered by the home team Bullard, scoring a total of three runs in their share of the fourth, as well as three runs in the fifth inning, as Bullard claimed the district win in a rout against Spring Hill, 12-1.

Bullard has the bats working throughout the contest against Spring Hill, collecting a total of 11 hits, compared to the four hits swung for by Spring Hill. The home team committed a total of three fielding errors, while the visiting team had one error in the field.

The attack for Bullard was led at the plate against Spring Hill by Ashlyn Seaton, turning in a 3-4 performance, including two doubles and a triple, with a total of five runs batted in.

Other significant contributors for Bullard against Spring Hill included Destinee Dixon, going 2-3, including a triple, with three RBIs; Payton Hancock, going 1-1 with one RBI; Claire Cannon, going 1-2 with one RBI; Sydney Foster, going 0-3 with one RBI; Jolee Dixon, going 0-2 with one RBI; Aspyn Grossman, going 2-2 with a stolen base; Reagan Bell, going 1-2; and Gabby Nichols, going 1-4.

Ariel Matula was able to claim the district win for Bullard in the circle against Spring Hill, allowing four hits and one run, while striking out three and walking one, in five innings of work.

Bullard Lady Panthers 8, Kilgore Lady Bulldogs 1, FINAL

BHS: 2 0 1 0 3 2 0 - 8

KHS: 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 - 1

The Bullard Lady Panthers continued in district plat late last week, despite the stormy weather in the area, as the team’s district bout against the Kilgore Lady Bulldogs was moved to Saturday, April 14, at Kilgore High School.

Bullard wasted no time in putting runners on base in the district matchup against Kilgore, as the visiting Lady Panthers raced their way around the base paths, scoring a total of two runs in the first inning of play.

The Lady Panthers were able to extend their lead thanks to solid at-bats in the middle innings of the game, plating one run in the top of the third, as well as three more runs in the top of the fifth to take a commanding 6-0 lead against the Lady Panthers.

After the home team Kilgore scored one run in the bottom of the fifth inning, the visiting Bullard squad sealed the eventual outcome of the district showcase by scoring two runs in the top of the sixth inning, allowing the Lady Panthers to claim the win against the Lady Bulldogs, 8-1.

Bullard was in complete control throughout the contest, as the team connected for a total of 10 hits, compared to the three hits amassed by Kilgore. The Lady Bulldogs were the victims of a total of three fielding errors, while the Lady Panthers committed just one error in the field.

Once again, the efforts at the plate for the Lady Panthers were led by Seaton, turning in a 2-4 performance in the contest against the Lady Bulldogs, including a double, with a total of two RBIs.

Other significant contributors for Bullard against Kilgore included Cannon, going 1-4, with two RBIs; Nichols, going 2-4, with two RBIs and one stolen base; Destinee Dixon, going 04 with one RBI; Grossman, going 2-3 with one stolen base; Foster, going 2-4, including a double; and Jolee Dixon, going 1-4 with one stolen base.

Matula earned the win for the Lady Panthers in the circle against the Lady Bulldogs, allowing three hits, one run, and one earned run, while striking out three, in seven innings of work.

With a record of 2-0 last week, the Bullard Lady Panthers currently hold an overall record of 20-3-1, 8-0 in district play, on the 2018 season.

Next week: Tuesday, April 17 – Gladewater at Bullard; Friday, April 20 – Bullard at Gilmer.

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