Lady Bulldogs send three teams
to the showers in weekend games
By James Tilson
Apr. 19, 2018
GUNNISON—The Gunnison Valley High School softball team played outstanding the entire week, going 3-0 and winning each of their games in dominating fashion.
On Tuesday, the Lady Bulldogs faced off against the Delta Rabbits in a non-region show-down. The Lady Bulldogs scored in every inning, while not allowing Delta to score at all, in an impressive 10-0 victory. Gunnison Coach Tyson Brackett credited the improved offensive output to the team’s hitting. “Our bats are finally starting to come around, he said. “Before, we were getting hits, but not the hard hits that I wanted: hard line drives and hard ground balls.”
Jaida King led the lady Bulldogs in hitting with three RBIs and a home run, while Emily Brackett was the winning pitcher.
The Lady Bulldogs followed up that performance with another dominating victory on Wednesday against the Richfield Wildcats, by the score 16-6. Gunnison was ahead by one run through three innings before exploding in the fourth and fifth innings. The Lady Bulldogs scored six runs in each inning and slammed the door on the Lady Wildcats.
Kezzley Winn led the way for the Lady Bulldogs, with five RBIs on three hits, and a double. Emily Brackett was the winning pitcher, throwing eight strike-outs over five innings.
And on Friday, the Lady Bulldogs hosted the Piute Thunderbirds in region action. Once again, the bats of the Bulldogs were humming, and the hosts scored early and often to run away to a 15-3 victory. Once again, Kezzley Winn had a hot bat, with four RBIs off of three hits, with a double and a triple. Emily Brackett contributed with her bat in this game, with two RBIs off of 3 doubles. Gracy Christenson picked up the win from the mound, throwing four strike-outs.
After last week, the Lady Bulldogs sit solidly in first place in the 2A Central Region at 5-0. With only three region games left, Gunnison has not yet clinched the regular season title, but they are looking like one of the teams to beat in 2A.
However, even as Coach Bracket seeks to improve his team, it’s not all work for the lady Bulldogs. “Last Friday we had our annual dress up day,” he said. “Usually, we play games on the field, but this year we had a scavenger hunt for them around town. Great team building exercise, and they did get exercise in running. I always like to see what ideas for costumes the girls come up with.”