Softball improves to 9-1 in district

The softball team defeated Copperas Cove 10-0 at home on Thursday. With the win the Lady Vikings clinched a playoff spot. It is the 13th straight playoff appearance for the softball team.

In the first inning the Lady Vikings scratched out a run when senior Meagan Kraatz scored on a ground-out by senior Kenna Buxbaum.

The second inning would see Kraatz double in juniors Taylor Canales and Morgan Isbell. Sophomore Erica Russell increased the lead to four by tripling in Kraatz.

After a pair of scoreless innings, the Lady Vikings blew the game open with a five run 5th. Junior Brittney Jones brought in junior Reagan Boenker. Sophomore Ally Bessette knocked in a pair, Buxbaum and sophomore Taylor Curtis. Jones scored on a double steal with sophomore Courtney Meier. Sophomore Rebecca Peirce ended the scoring in the 5th with a single, scoring Meier.

In the 6th, Curtis ended the game with a shot off the right field fence bringing in sophomore Anissa Hernandez.

Senior Hannah Parker improved to 12-1, striking out 5 and allowing only 3 hits.

Bryan improves to 22-4, 9-1 in 12-5a. The win sets up a showdown with 2nd place Temple on Tuesday at the Lady Viking softball complex. The Temple Cats handed the Lady Vikes their only loss of district in March with a 2-0 win.