LAKIN, KS — Every thing kind of seemed to go to plan on Tuesday afternoon as the Goodland Cowgirls came away with a 9-2 win over Cimarron in the first round of Lakin 3A softball regional.
After a very fast two first innings that only took 20 minutes to complete, the Cowgirls stuck first as Brooke Livengood drove in Anna Gutierrez & Atalee Amthor make the game 2-0 in favor of GHS. After another inning of no runs Goodland added 6 more runs highlighted by a couple of big hits from Taitem Ketter & Atalee Amthor who each drive in two a piece with a swing of the bat.
Ketter would drive in another run in the sixth to give GHS a 9-0 lead heading into the bottom of the frame. That’s when Cimarron would load the bases twice but could only must two runs to make it 9-2. Neither team could do anything in the seventh especially the Bluejay who were sat down on just four pitches to end the game.
Brooke Livengood was stellar on the mound and at the plate. In the circle, Livengood threw a complete game three hitter allowing just two runs while striking out six for the win. She also went 3 for 4 with two runs and two RBI’s. Taitem Ketter also had great day at the dish driving in three on two base hits.
Cowgirls also played some very solid defense highlighted by Taighe Weeter’s sliding catch in center in the bosom of the sixth and double play started by Eve Cole in the fifth.
The win was the Cowgirls seventh straight as they improved to 9-8 on the season. Goodland will play in the semifinals Wednesday at 3:30 MT versus the Holcomb.
Coach Tess Smith Postgame: