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Lady Dawgs remain unbeaten, see areas to get better

The Burnet High School softball team scored all the runs it needed in the second inning to beat Georgetown Gateway 7-3 March 22. The Lady Dawgs plated six runs.

“Five runs came on two outs,” head coach Hailey Wooten said. “And then we scored another one late. It’s deflating for the other team, and hitting is contagious. Once they get started hitting, they go score runs.”

The Lady Dawgs (17-3, 2-0 District 19-4A) recorded eight hits in the contest. Lanee McCurry led with 2 RBIs, while Maddie Moise had 1 RBI thanks to 2 hits. McKenzie Davis and Savannah Gomez also had 2 hits each.

“One of Maddie’s hits hit the very top of the fence,” Wooten said. “It would have gone over had it not been for the wind.”

The Lady Gators (6-8, 0-2) scored their runs off three Burnet errors in the outfield. Gateway scored one run in the fourth inning and two in the seventh and final inning.

“We always say errors score,” the coach said. “Whenever you make an error, it’s tough to not allow a run on the board. We want to keep it clean on the field.”

Sophomore pitcher Kyleigh Mott struck out nine in seven innings.

“She looked good,” Wooten said. “She’s growing up for sure. She’s the definition of calm, cool and collected. (The errors) doesn’t affect her. She goes in and does her job.”

When balls were hit in the infield, the Lady Dawgs got the outs. Second baseman Kenzye Raiford made a diving play “on a hard hit,” Wooten said.

“Kenzye made a great play that gave us some momentum,” the coach said. “It was a good win, but my expectations are so high. I always expect the best. And (my players) know what went wrong and how to fix them.”

Burnet welcomes Salado to Bulldog Diamonds on Friday, March 25. The junior varsity plays at 5 p.m. and the varsity follows at 6:30 p.m.

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