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May 2, 2014

CHS shutout in slowpitch regional

AMBER-POCASSET — No. 16 Central High slowpitch’s offensive woes plagued it again in back-to-back regional losses Thursday.

The Lady Bronchos (14-11) failed to score a run against either No. 4 Hinton or No. 13 Apache. Junior Faith Harris said the team didn’t hit enough line drives, but added that the team did make significant strides for the school.

“We didn’t get what we wanted, but we can come back next year and play better,” Harris said. “It was pretty good to get to regionals. We haven’t done that at Central. So it was a good accomplishment.”

Coach Chad Weldon felt the team could have gone farther, but was happy with what the team accomplished this season. He said it sets the foundation for the younger girls to make it to the Class 3A state tournament in the future.

“They’ll all be ready in nine months to start slowpitch, and they’ll remember regionals,” Weldon said. “They’ll remember how nice it was to win district and how nice it will be to win regionals.”

Central High won districts by beating Empire and winning a three-game series against Snyder. The Lady Bronchos had to rally after losing the first game of the series 10-2. They won the next two games 7-4 and 5-4 to clinch a spot in regional play.

 

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