Morgan makes comeback appearance in season finale

Despite their overall season record, the Brady Lady Bulldog softball team ended their season with signs of a positive trend in the relatively new sport of Bulldog softball. In only its fourth season in existence, the Bulldog team ended its season Friday night when they hosted Wimberley. An 11-0 score by the Wimberley team left the Brady girls without a win in district play, but despite the loss, coach Micki Templeton is encouraged by the team’s performance. “Overall, I was pleased with the girls’ efforts this year,” said the coach. “We ended up 0-8 in district and 3-13 overall, but that is better than we did last year. “The girls were very aggressive in the batter’s box against Wimberley. We had eight hits, no walks and only three strikeouts. We hit the ball 10 other times, but were thrown out.” Recapping this season, coach Templeton commented on the effort of the girls. “Sometimes I think our biggest problem was that they were trying too hard,” said Templeton. “When the girls would make a mistake, they would try so hard to make up for it that we would end up with three or four instead of the one. “The umpires from San Angelo who have called most of our games this year said that we have a good group of girls. They also said that the girls hustle the entire game and they never give up,” the coach concluded. In Friday’s season-ending game, four-year softball veteran Jenny Morgan made a comeback appearance and took to the pitcher’s mound for the last time in her high school career. Having suffered a broken neck in an ATV accident last year that left her paralyzed from the waist down, Morgan recently received a medical release from her doctor giving her permission to play softball once again. Morgan pitched four innings and faced 28 batters and gave up 14 hits and 10 runs. Stefanie Crawford also pitched Friday night. She pitched one inning, faced five batters and had one strikeout. “The girls worked very hard and I want to thank them for their efforts. I also want to tell the parents how much their support and care packages on out-of-town games meant. I also want to thank the five seniors who stuck it out and gave it their all for the past four seasons,” said Templeton. Individual stats for Friday: Jennifer Gonzales one single, Kati Hines, one single, Jana Partin, Krystal Borchert and Candice Copeland each with two singles.

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