Lady Dogs will return to playoffs

THORNDALE—The Thorndale Lady Dogs (12-7, 6-1) will return to Class A state playoffs after a two year absence after their stint in 2A.

With wins over Bartlett and Holland last week, the team clinched second place in District 26A and are headed to the playoffs.

The Lady Dogs had a chance to claim a share of the league title when it to Thrall on Tuesday night, but came up short, falling 4- 0 to the Tigerettes, who claimed the district championship with the v ictor y. Thrall is undefeated in loop play.

The Lady Dogs have clinched second place in the district and Holland will represent the league as the third place team in the state playoffs.

Thorndale just could not find an answer for Thrall pitcher Chelsea Seggerin.

“We struck out 14 times. We didn’t get our bunts down a couple of times which could have put is in position to score a couple of times,” Lady Dogs coach Lance Betak said. “We can’t adjust to their pitcher. It is so much different than the other pitchers in our district.”

Thorndale’s defense had just two hiccups, but those errors made a comeback unlikely.

“We played the bunt extremely well. Seggerin had a homerun and a triple to score two of their runs and they scored two runs on wild pitches in the sixth which put the game out of reach,” Betak said.

On Friday, the Lady Dogs had almost an error-less defense in its 7-1 win over Bartlett.

Leopold got the win for the Lady Dogs.

“We were not sharp on the mound but we had another great defensive effort behind her,” Betak said. “Charla did battle back a few times to strike hitters out when she got behind.”

At the plate, Charity Tatroe and Shelby Anders were each two- for- three, with Anders also batting in a run. Peytyn O’Campo was one-for-three with a double and two RBIs.

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