Lady Badgers Softball lost their first playoff game last night to Giddings 5-10. It started off right, with 0-0 at the end of the first and in the top of the second Megan Sittner banged one over the fence and there were RBIs and Lampasas was ahead 4-0, then Giddings came to bat
and bang, bang the hits the Giddings girls were coming across home plate, aided by a few Badger errors and some tough calls by the field umpire. When the inning was finally over it was 7-4 Giddings.
The Lady Badgers fought hard to get back in the game but were only able to get in one more run, while Giddings got 3 more. The game ended after 6 ½ innings with Lampasas down 5-10.
Funny thing was, Lampasas and Giddings each had 10 hits, but Lampasas could only turn that into 5 runs, the Lady Buffaloes got 10 runs in. The next game is scheduled for 6:30pm at Madisonville and if theLady Badgers win it and it’s 1-1, they’ll play another afterward.
The kicker here is that the weather forecast for that area is 40% rain chance in the afternoon and that increases to 70% at night. There is a game scheduled before our 6:30pm game so it can’t be moved up, and the night fain forecast is 70%. The UIL schedules are pretty fixed and as we understand it, if the games can’t be played as scheduled, the last standing seems to be the outcome. That would be bad for Lampasas.
Whatever happens on Saturday night, Darrell Brooks and Randy Morris will be there for KCYL Radio, both at 1450AM and streaming at lampasasradio.com.
Badger Baseball tonight – last home game for the Seniors and there will be Senior Night activity before the game. Game time is 7:30pm as the Badgers go up against the Salado Eagles. Salado is number 2 in district right now and they beat Lampasas handily in the last meeting. Salado needs the game badly because of the playoff picture ahead of them and the fact that if they lose they’ll drop to third place and have a really tough playoff schedule. At number 2 it looks much easier.
For Lampasas, it doesn’t mean much in the way of a playoff picture, we’re still in 4th place going in either way. What does matter is pride, and getting ready for the playoffs.
Expect to see Braydon Allen (BA) on the mound to start, with a few relievers available and they may be changed liberally with the coach trying to keep pitch counts down to preserve a good bullpen for the first playoff game next Friday.