BY HANNAH EUBANKS
The Cooper City Cowboys Softball team had 2 big games this week, one being a district game and the other a known rival. The first game of the week, occurred on Wednesday night against McArthur High School. Just a day later, the Cowboys faced off against Coral Springs Charter.
The district game against McArthur was an important win for the Cowboys, any win for districts helps them to proceed on later in the year. The McArthur Mustangs got the first runs of the game, starting off with a lead. As that same inning came to the an end, the Cowboys tied it up. This made it a dead even game all the way until the fifth inning. That is when the Lady Cowboys broke it open, in the fifth inning 5 runs were scored. Kara Lokeinsky pitched the whole night, staying strong as her fellow teammates managed to rack up the points, and Dana DeFalco had 2 RBI’s. The game ended positively for the cowboys, as they were happy to take home a district win of 7-2.
The Cowboys still had to focus for the game they had upon them Thursday night. Coral Springs Charter came out strong and ready to play, as they went up by two in the first inning. Coral Springs also managed to score again in the second inning. The Cowboys finally got something going and scored twice on an overthrow to second. Between the 6th and 7th inning, Coral Springs managed to score 4 more, making the score 2-7, confirming a Cowboys defeat.
McArthur and Coral Springs both brought something to the table for the Cowboys. Back to back difficult games and one with lots of pressure on the line knowing it was a district game, the Lady Cowboys never gave up, and showed great poise.