HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL: Bowie adjusts to wind in 3A-9 victory

By ERIC VICCARO
sports@bowienewsonline.com

During Tuesday’s athletic period, Bowie High School softball players tinkered around with positioning.
With good reason, too, because winds were blowing harshly from the south.
“We decided to move our right field in and have our left fielder play deep,” Bowie head softball coach Brant Farris said. “Our girls did a great job. We did what we practiced.”
In the end, Bowie looked like a team that was better equipped to handle the wind, and the Lady Rabbits coasted to an 18-4 District 3A-9 victory over Paradise.
Bowie improved to 13-6-2, 5-0 in the district, heading into Friday night’s game versus Henrietta.
The Lady Rabbits committed only three errors while Paradise finished with six as the wind played havoc with fly balls and line drives.
And lead-off hitter Taylor McCarty wasn’t too shabby, either. McCarty delivered a line-drive, game-turning grand slam home run during a nine-run first inning.

SOFTBALL RECAP
Jacksboro 18, Nocona 8

The Nocona Lady Indians tallied eight runs in their Tuesday night home game against Jacksboro. Lexi Towery and Jordan Dingler led the team in hits, with Towery getting a double for the night’s game. Read more, and see box scores and district standings, in the March 26 Bowie News.

Bowie’s Jayde Brezina takes a practice cut during Tuesday’s District 3A-9 softball game versus Paradise. The Lady Rabbits defeated Paradise, 18-4. (News photo by Eric Viccaro)