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College Station ends Lady Cats’ season

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    Hannah Reiley and the Lady Cats picked up just four hits in their area playoff series with College Station. Photo by Larry Pelchat
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    Elgin finishes the season 20-11 with a ninth straight bi-district championship. Photo by Ron Ramirez

After trekking around Central Texas trying to avoid lightning and storms, the Elgin Lady Cats were finally able to play Game 2 late Thursday night against the College Station Lady Cougars. Bad weather was an enormous factor in this series, forcing a Game 1 on Wednesday to be moved from Brenham to Madisonville.

Elgin traveled to Georgetown for a 7 p.m. Game 2 against the Lady Cougars, knowing they had to win to extend the series after their loss in Game 1. Unfortunately, a strong storm with thunder and lightning had other ideas, and Elgin coach Amanda Wolf-Schramm and the opposing coach were scrambling to find another place to play that night. After several calls with league officials, it was determined that both teams would travel to San Marcos and play their game at 9 p.m.

The Lady Cougars won the game 12-0. Their offense was too much for the Lady Cats as they pounded out 13 hits, two home runs and 12 runs against an overpowered Elgin pitching staff. Lady Cougar pitcher Hailey Hudson stuck out 11 batters while giving up only two hits—singles to Cathey and Calhoun—and no runs over six innings. College Station will continue their playoff run against Magnolia. In other district news, Georgetown will move on in the playoffs to take on A&M Consolidated.

The 2019 season was a wonderful year for the Lady Cats (20-11). Coaches Wolf-Schramm, Jackie Bowman, Shanika Randle and Madison Koehler should be very proud of the positive impacts they have had on these young ladies on the field, but even more importantly, in their lives away from the game.

This group certainly tasted success as well as being knocked down a few times, but these ladies and coaches never made excuses. Didn’t look for an easy way out. Never blamed injuries. They kept their heads up and looked to make the next play as they were taught to do.

Congratulation seniors, you were a shining example for the rest of your teammates. Congratulations coaches and returning athletes, see you next year!