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Hwy 281 Rivalry Splits on Tuesday Lady Badgers Softball team shuts Burnet out 10-0 Badger Baseball loses to Burnet 3-4. Lady Badger Softball was wary of the weaker Burnet team as they kicked off their early game last night on Badger Field. Burnet had been having a really rough year and Lampasas was heavily favored, but that rivalry thing always brings out the unexpected.

And, even though Lampasas was by far the better team on the field, it did take the local girls 6 innings to put it away on the 10 run rule. Coach Drew Cleavinger said, “..we got off to a slow start and didn't produce as many runs as wanted but we did come away with a 10-0 win in the 6th! The girls played really well, worked together, and made the seniors last game on Badger field a night to remember!”

Next up, the last regular season game for the Lady Badgers will be against Liberty Hill, the top team in the district, on Friday in Liberty Hill. That game will be broadcast on KCYL 1450AM, with Darrell Brooks and Randy Morris calling the game.

Badger Baseball was also wary of that 281 rivalry but it didn’t turn out as well with the Badgers dropping the important game 3-4. It was an uphill battle from the start. Burnet came in against Levi Geagley on the mound and their bats found the ball with some big hits, putting two runs on the board in their first at bat. Lampasas batters, up against Burnet’s Steven Gallardo, didn’t fare so well. Lampasas did manage to get a few hits and batters on, but they left them tranded on base four straight innings, finally picking up a run in the 5th inning to make it 1-3 behind Burnet. In the 6th inning Badger pitcher Levi Geagley was hit with a ball while batting and gave the mound up to reliever Harrison Gillespie. In that 6th inning the Badgers were able to score 2 runs to tie the game, but were answered in the 7th with another Burnet run. Lampasas wasn’t able to score intheir last at bat and the game ended with Burnet winning 4-3 and
pushing Lampasas down to a 6-3 record.

Next up for the Badgers is the Liberty Hill game at Liberty Hill on Friday. After that the tough schedule continues with Lampasas facing a battle for playoff berth position with Taylor and Salado. The Badgers need you in the stands for support, but if yu can’t make it to the games, keep up with Badger Baseball by listening in to KACQ Radio at 101.9FM on game nights. And, you can get the inside line by listening to the Badger Baseball show on Thursday mornings at 8am on KACQ with Coach Shane Doege and Badger Baseball players.