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Coldspring Ponytails run rule Onalaska 19-5

July 15, 2018

The Coldspring Ponytails All-Star team started the state tournament on July 14 with one loss against the Delta County Ponytails before coming back with a 19-5 victory over the Onalaska Ponytails later that evening.

The Onalaska Ponytails started with two runs at the top of the first inning before losing the brief lead at the bottom when the Coldspring team scored five runs for a 5-2 lead.

The lead didn’t change as the Onalaska Ponytails scored only a single run at the top of the second inning only for the Coldspring Ponytails to score eight more for a grand total of 13.

Two more runs were scored by the Onalaska Ponytails at the top of the third inning while the Coldspring Ponytails scored six more to lead 19-5. The Onalaska Ponytails tried to keep the game from ending on a run rule at the top of the fourth but the team couldn’t score another run and lost.

Coach Christian Doggett of the Coldspring Ponytails believes this strong victory is precisely what the team needed after suffering an earlier loss in the state tournament.

“I feel decent about our chances going forward,” he said.

The first game for the team slipped away from them due to some errors.

“Our first game we played really tough,” he said. “We just kind of let it slip away.”

Doggett says the team has some areas to tweak in its performance if it wants to win the state tournament.

“Defensively we need to get better,” he said. “We need to field the ball. We need to track the balls down in the outfield.”

While fielding is an area the Coldspring Debs need to improve, Doggett says other areas of the defense are proving to be solid.

“I’m real happy with our pitching right now,” said Doggett. “After having a tough pitching performance this morning we were able to come back and throw a bunch of strikes and keep a lot of runs off the board.”

jmcadams@hcnonline.com

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