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APR 25, 2017 WEST COUNTY TAKES HOME THE HARDWARE AT MAAA SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT (Audio)

(myMOinfo Sports) The West County Bulldogs softball team claimed the MAAA Conference Tournament crown Tuesday afternoon on AM800 KREI from the Potosi Sports Complex.

+++West County topped Bismarck 11-6 in a rematch of last year’s championship game. As the game began it was the Indians getting on the board in the top of the 1st with the top of the order producing…


+++After the top of the 1st the Indians held the early lead getting to Rikkilyn Wright for two runs in the Indians first time up to the plate. The Bulldogs answered the call in the bottom of the second when Whitney Dee drove in the first run of the game for West County…


+++After a shaky start, Rikkilyn settled into the circle and held Bismarck in check, allowing her team to tie the game in the bottom of the second.


+++The score was two all after the 4th inning. West Couny started stringing hits together in the bottom of the 5th inning and hung a crooked number. The scoring started with the help of the Bismarck defense…


+++West County kept the bases full, and again the Bismarck defense aided the West County cause…


+++Alle Drennen stepped to the plate with the bases full and West County leading 4-2. Drennen put a ball in play and calamity ensued…


+++The Bulldogs put up a five spot in the bottom of the 5th to take an 7-2 lead into the sixth…


+++Rikkilyn Wright, after allowing two runs in the 1st inning, settled into the circle holding Bismarck scoreless from the second through the sixth. While Wright was dealing in the circle, her team was coming through at the plate…


+++The Bulldogs capped off the scoring, taking an 11-2 lead after 6 innings…


+++Bismarck had to erase a nine run deficit if they wanted to upend the defending champs. The rally started off of the bat of Madison Dugal…


+++The Indians rally trickled down the lineup. With two on in the top of the 7th, Brooke Fitzwater mashed a ball 220 feet to straight away center…

+++The Indians rally fell short as a pop up was caught by Allee Drennen at first base for the final out of the game. West County head coach C.J. Wright talks about the break out moment in the 5th…


+++The West County Bulldogs win its third consecutive MAAA Spring Softball Tournament. West County improves to 13-3 on the year, Bismarck falls back to 9-2 on the year with both losses to West County.

 

Hear the full post game interview with West County head coach C.J. Wright…

 

Below is the full post game interview with Bismarck head softball coach Josh Hagerty…

 

The full broadcast version of the game is below…

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