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By Dan Perrine
For the Record 

Lady Bobcats competing hard in tough district


Last updated 4/3/2023 at 3:43pm

Orangefield's Harleigh Rawls homered in the Lady Bobcats win over Anahuac last week

The Orangefield Lady Bobcats softball team are in the midst of a difficult portion of the district schedule. Orangefield Coach Rebekah Ragsdale termed it running the gauntlet for her Lady Bobcats.

The first stop in the three game stretch of top district opponents for Orangefield was at Kountze on March 28. The Lionettes laid the Lady Bobcats low with a 10-0 pounding. It was only the second loss in district for Orangefield.

The Anahuac Lady Panthers handed Orangefield the earlier loss in district, and the Lady Bobcats got pay back on Friday, March 31, with a 2-1 win at Anahuac. The victory makes Orangefield 7-2 in district.

Pitcher Abigail Curphey was stellar in the circle for the Lady Bobcats giving up only one hit and striking out nine Lady Panthers. Curphey did not walk a batter and the only run scored by Anahuac was unearned.

Senior Harleigh Rawls got the Lady Bobcats on the board first with a homerun in the top of the first. Curphey also had a hand on the offense going two for three with courtesy runner Haylee Spears scoring the decisive run in Curphey's place in the seventh inning when Alysen Vincent singled Spears home. Charlee Sanches missed adding an insurance run when her base hit clanged off the top of the centerfield wall.

Four teams are battling at the top of the District 22-3A softball standings. Kirbyville started this week at 7-1 with Orangefield and Kountze tied for second place at 7-2. Anahuac has dropped to fourth place with a 6-3 record. Orangefield played Kirbyville on Tuesday, April 4. The game at Paul Cormier Field was Teacher and Staff Appreciation Night. The Lady Bobcats play again at home on Thursday, April 6, against East Chambers.


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