HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL: Bowie ‘hounded’ by Peaster


There was one glaring statistic Bowie High School head softball coach Brant Farris made note of after the Lady Rabbits’ Game One bi-district loss to Peaster.
“We had two outs (right away) in four of the seven innings,” Farris said.
That made it tough for the Lady Rabbits to mount any kind of rally, especially since they were down in a deep hole early.
Two three-run home runs in the first and second innings put Peaster up big, and the margin proved insurmountable for Bowie.
Bowie played Peaster in Game Two on Friday at 6 p.m. at home.
Should Game Three be necessary today, the Lady Rabbits will play Peaster at 7 p.m. at Northwest High School in Justin.
Peaster was used to playing with the bright sun staring into the batters’ eyes, and the Lady Hounds were able to jump on top.
Rylie Melton smacked a no-doubt home run over the fence in center field, which helped her cause inside the circle. Read more, and see complete regional playoff pairings, in the April 29 Bowie News.

Bowie’s Callie Melton prepares to record a putout during Thursday’s Region 3A-I best-of-3 bi-district softball game at Peaster on Thursday evening. Bowie had trouble dealing with the Lady Hounds, falling 8-1 in Game One. Game Two was Friday night. (News photo by Eric Viccaro)