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May 1, 2014

Lady Bronchos look to advance to state

CENTRAL HIGH — On Thursday No. 16 Central High slowpitch softball will try and make its dreams become a reality, playing the first game of its regional tournament against No. 4 Hinton at Amber-Pocasset.

If the Lady Bronchos (14-9) can pull the upset over the Comets (33-6), they will play the winner of No. 7 Amber-Pocasset and No. 13 Apache. Unlike the Class 3A baseball regionals, two teams will advance from the double-elimination tournament. This gives coach Chad Weldon hope that his team can defy the odds to advance to the state tournament, which he said would be an awesome achievement for the girls and the school.

“We’re in there and we get to play the spoiler,” Weldon said. “We’ve had a lot of success in softball.”

Central High will need some more help from its offense on Thursday than it got in its district tournament. It scored 23 runs in four games last Thursday, but still got some defensive help to pull out a berth in the regional.

Weldon said the offensive output will come down to the girls being able to hit line drives.

“We’ll be playing in ballpark,” Weldon said. “Hinton has got some girls that can really hit the ball, but our game is to play defense, hit line drives and put two or three runs up an inning.”

The Comets have won 13 of their last 14 games. While they have thrived at the plate for most of the season, scoring 10 or more runs in 21 of their games, their defense helped them win districts.

Hinton beat Burns Flat-Dill City 5-1 and won back-to-back games against Thomas Fay-Custer 5-1 and 6-0 to set up Thursday’s matchup.

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