The Lady Bulldogs kicked off the softball season with a non-conference game against North Crawford on Friday, March 31 after rain forced cancellation of the opening game originally scheduled with Richland Center the day before.
North Crawford’s team is struggling, being both young and having multiple years of coaching changes each season hampering their cohesion. The result was a somewhat frustrating game for both sides, as few pitches gave Boscobel’s hitters the opportunities they wanted. Being walked was the rule of the day.
Despite that, the girls were able to connect with the ball often enough to bring players across the base for a particularly strong win, 26-3, in five innings.
In a closely fought, well-matched game, the Boscobel Bulldogs’ softball team earned the win over Westby in a nonconference game Tuesday afternoon by a mere two points, 2-0.
Both teams did an excellent job at keeping each other from reaching home plate, with pitchers Olivia Grassel, of the Bulldogs, and Stenslyan for Westby, allowing few hits during the five-inning match.
Westby had both the top hitters with Olson and Barra, each earning 2x3s. Hailey Bray provided a double for Boscobel, with another hit by Cade for Westby.
The Lady Bulldogs will host Iowa-Grant in the first conference game of the season Thursday. That will be followed by a home game against Southwestern on Monday, followed by a trip to Muscoda to face Riverdale on Thursday, April 13.