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Bison girls claim B-6 District softball title, trip to state meet

Friday, October 5, 2012

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Steve Kodad/McCook Daily Gazette The McCook Bison girls softball team show off their Class B-6 District title plaque won Friday, Oct. 5, with a 19-6 romp past Lexington in the district finals at McCook.
The McCook Bison capitalized on red-hot bats to earn a berth in the 2012 Class B State Girls Softball Championships.

McCook ran past Lexington, 19-6 in four innings, in the B-6 District championship finals Friday, Oct. 5. The district tournament was played Oct. 4-5 at the Jaycees Sports Complex in McCook.

Madison Chitwood blasted a pair of home runs for McCook, and teammate Brittany Broomfield also had a pair of triples to key the Bison attack in the title game.

McCook took a 7-0 lead in the top of the first inning, but Lexington roared back with six runs in the bottom of the inning. The rest of the game belonged to the Bison, as McCook scored two more runs in the top of the second, five more runs in the third and five more in the fourth, capped by Chitwood's three-run homer over the left field fence at the Jaycees Complex.

McCook pitcher Maddie Elder allowed a leadoff double in the bottom of the fourth. Elder induced a pair of fly ball outs before recording the final out to end the game by the mercy run rule and start the district title celebration for the Bison.

McCook takes a 19-15 record to the Class B state meet starting Wednesday, Oct. 10, in Hastings.

CLASS B-6 GIRLS SOFTBALL DISTRICT TOURNAMENT

Thursday-Friday, Oct. 4-5 At Jaycees Sports Complex, McCook

Double Elimination

Thursday, Oct. 4 Resuts

First Round

Lexington 14, Cozad 9

Scottsbluff 15, Alliance 4

Winner's Bracket Semifinals

Lexington 19, Gering 18

McCook 15, Scottsbluff 5 (4 innings)

Elimination Bracket Quarterfinals

Cozad 17, Scottsbluff 5 (Scottsbluff eliminated)

Gering 21, Alliance 10 (Alliance eliminated)

Friday, Oct. 5 Results

Winner's Bracket Finals

McCook 6, Lexington 4 (McCook advances to championship finals)

Elimination Bracket Semifinals

Cozad 15 Gering 1 (Gering eliminated)

Elimination Bracket Finals

Lexington 11, Cozad 10 (Cozad eliminated)

Championship Finals

McCook 19, Lexington 6 (4 innings)

McCook (19-15) advances to Class B State Tournament Oct. 10-12 at Bill Smith Softball Complex, Hastings


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