BHS softball season comes to an end
The Baldwin High School softball team ended its regular season play by snagging two victories from Osawatomie last week, but fell in the opening round of regional play Monday to put an end to the entire season.
On Monday, the Bulldogs traveled to Anderson Country for regional action. The Bulldogs were the sixth seed and played third-seeded Prairie View. Despite an outstanding pitching performance by freshman Courtney Johnson, the Bulldogs lost the game 1-0 in the 12th inning.
Kalie Harris, Kari Garrison, Katie Krysztof, Johnson and freshman Kim Gilges all hit singles, and had the only hits on the night. Johnson pitched all 12 innings, giving up only six hits while striking out seven.
"It was a good solid game with only a few minor errors in the 12th inning that resulted in the lone run," said Johnson.
The Bulldogs ended their season with a record of 7-14.
"We had a rough start at the beginning of the season," said senior Lauren Gilges. "We lost games that we probably should have won, but we picked up momentum and started playing better as a team towards the end of the season."
The Bulldogs regular season record ended at 7-13, with the victories over Osawatomie. In the first of two games against the Trojans, the Bulldogs won by a score of 4-0. Seniors Harris and Garrison each went 2-for-4. Harris also added an RBI. Helping the Bulldogs cause was senior Angie Bacon, who added two RBI and a double. Johnson took the pitching win for the game.
In the second game, the Bulldogs had similar results. Harris went 3-for-4, while Garrison went 2-for-4. Helping at the plate was Krysztof and L. Gilges. Krysztof went 2-for-4 and L. Gilges went 3-for-4. Johnson pitched again and picked up the win. Johnson also helped at the plate by hitting a single and driving in two runs. The Bulldogs won the game 5-3.
"We finally came together as a team and were actually putting the bat on the ball," L. Gilges said.