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By Dan Perrine
For The Record 

Lady Bobcats to play Coldspring in Area Round playoff


Last updated 5/2/2023 at 11:37am

Orangefield pitcher Abigail Curphey threw a shutout as the Lady Bobcats won their first round playoff game 5-0 against Central Heights

The Orangefield Lady Bobcats have advanced to the Class 3A Area Round of the state softball playoffs. Orangefield defeated the Central Heights Blue Devils out of Nacogdoches 5-0 on Saturday night, April 29, in Jasper. It was the twenty-third win for the Lady Bobcats.

Hallee Becker drove in two runs for the Lady Bobcats to help them defeat Central Heights in a one-game playoff

Orangefield pitcher Abigail Curphey threw her fifth shutout of the season. Curphey allowed only two hits and struck out seven Blue Devils in the complete game victory.

The Lady Bobcats rapped out ten hits in the game including two each by Curphey, Harleigh Rawls, Emily Meyers, and Charlee Sanches. Hallee Becker had a hit and two runs batted in. Also driving in a run apiece were Aubree Beck with a bases loaded walk, Alysen Vincent, and Curphey.

Next up for Orangefield are the Coldspring Lady Trojans who finished second in their district. The Lady Bobcats play Coldspring on Thursday at 6:00 PM in Anahuac. Orangefield will be the home team.

The two teams then will play the second game on Friday, May 5, in Cleveland with Coldspring as the home team. A third game if needed would follow in Cleveland with a coin flip to determine which is the home team.


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