Meeker softball gets confidence boost

The Cowboys softball team won both games against Aspen last weekend. EMMA KNEZ PHOTO
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The Cowboys softball team won both games against Aspen last weekend.

The opening four games for lady Cowboy softball is not what the team wanted, but last weekend they handily battled in Aspen to bring their record back up to 50%. The team rebounded strong from opening season losses to the eastern slope teams to bring home two wins this past Saturday against Aspen Skiers with final scores of 28-2 and 14-1. The victories brought some much-needed confidence to the team.
“The girls’ focus and performance strengthened every day all week leading into these games,” said head coach Brianna Williams. “Consistency in effort, focus and performance both offensively and defensively can be attributed to the team’s wins,” continued Williams, “they played five straight hours and never wavered.”
Stellar pitching by sophomore Hailey Knowles and senior Brynlee Williams led the way giving up only three base hits between them on the day.
Tuesday the team traveled to Cedaredge to play the Bruins. The Cowboys were up 4-3 at the top of the second but couldn’t hold the lead the first game. Final score 13-16, Bruins. The second game of the doubleheader the team didn’t fare any better. Final score of 2-13. Cowboy softball is currently 2-6 on the season. There are 15 matches left in the regular season. It’s a long way to go and the Cowboys can still finish the season strong.
It’s another full weekend on the road for the team before home crowds can watch them play. Friday, Sept. 13 they will play a doubleheader in Cortez and finish the weekend Saturday with a doubleheader in Gunnison. Tuesday, Sept. 17 softball fans will find the team on home turf for a varsity doubleheader against Basalt, games beginning at 4 p.m.