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Hot bats lead Crook County High School to victories over Culver and Sisters teams

LON AUSTIN - Mickie Wright gets dirty sliding into third during the Cowgirls' 15-7 win over Culver Oct. 5. Against Sisters later in the week, Wright went 4-5 at the plate in the CCHS victory.

The Crook County Cowgirls closed out OSAA season 1 softball action in style, defeating the Culver Bulldogs 15-7 on Monday, then coming back to belt the Sisters Outlaws 22-13 on Thursday to finish the abbreviated season with a 5-2 record.

In between their two games, the Cowgirls also found time to host a fundraising scrimmage, dinner and auction on Wednesday.

"We had a good turnout and great community support," Crook County head coach Jeremy Puckett said of the fundraiser.

On Monday, Oct. 5, against the 2A Bulldogs, several Cowgirls moved to different defensive positions than they regularly play. The change made no difference as Crook County pulled away late in the game for the easy win.

Cuver scored a pair of runs in the top of the first inning, but the Cowgirls answered with a pair of runs of their own in the bottom half of the inning.

Culver scored two more in the second, but the Cowgirls responded with four runs of their own in the bottom of the second to take the lead for good.

Culver tried to come back, scoring a run in the third. However, from that point on, it was all Cowgirls. Crook County scored three runs in the fourth inning and six runs in the sixth as they took control of the game.

Culver scored their seventh run in the fifth inning, but it was too little too late.

Brooke Lockling, Tylee Cossitt and Jaycee Villastrigo all pitched for the Cowgirls, with Lockling picking up the win.

Liz Barker and Cossitt each had doubles in the game, while Villastrigo had a triple. As a team, the Cowgirls blasted 13 hits to just five for the Bulldogs. Cossitt went 4-4 from the plate, while Hunter Howard and Villastrigo were both 2-3.

Thursday the Cowgirls were in control from the start as they ripped 20 hits against the Outlaws. Eight Cowgirls had multiple hit games as everyone contributed offensively to the victory.

Mickie Wright went 4-5 from the plate, while Barker was 3-4 with a home run and a double. Mikinley Puckett went 3-5 at the plate with a double, while Bailey Everest went 2-4 with a double. Emma Lees, who missed a week with a minor injury, was a perfect 2-2 at the plate with a double, while Howard went 2-3 and Danner Hemphill and Villastrigo were each 2-5.

Everest, Cossitt, Lockling and Villastrigo all pitched in the game for the Cowgirls.

The Cowgirls are now off until the OSAA spring season begins with practice starting on April 19.

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