RBI doubles, triples propel Cowgirls to Senior Night victory


Sally Parampottil

Coppell senior second baseman Laura Boylan bats against Plano East at the Coppell ISD Baseball/Softball Complex Tuesday night. Coppell defeated Plano East, 11-1.

Akhila Gunturu, CHS9 Editor

The Coppell softball team rolled to a 11-1 victory against Plano East on Tuesday for Senior Night at the Coppell ISD Baseball/Softball Complex.

Coppell went down first at the top of the second inning, but after junior outfielder Elle Belle Zimmerman stole home, the team gained a lead and maintained it for the rest of the game. 

“Once we got a little spark going, we just ran with that and put up nine runs in one inning,” Coppell senior shortstop Sydney Ingle said. 

Following Zimmerman’s lead, Coppell senior third baseman Reagan Stange hit an RBI double in the bottom of the third, pushing the gap between Coppell and Plano East to two runs. Coppell players then hit two RBI doubles and singles and an RBI triple, bringing the score to 9-1 towards the bottom of the fifth. The game closed out with an infield home run from Coppell senior designated player Adeyln Wilson, driving the score to 11-1, with Coppell winning on mercy rule. 

Run ruling Plano East on Senior Night made all of us feel like we had an impact on the team and contributed to the win,” Coppell senior center fielder Annabelle Sigman said. “I was glad to finish my last home game with such a great win.”

Following losses against Flower Mound, Plano West and Lewisville, the team was unable to make playoffs, and according to Ingle, the team was struggling with communicating. 

“We really focused on [the balls falling between people] because those are really easy,” Ingle said. “And that helped in this game because we were able to keep people from scoring when the ball reached the outfield because we knew exactly where the ball needed to go because the team was communicating.” 

Coppell plays Flower Mound today at 7:15 p.m. 

“This season, it was kind of rough, our bats were not very good,” Coppell junior pitcher Katherine Miller said. “Flower Mound is No. 1 in our district. Their pitchers are really good. We faced one of their pitchers last time, but from my understanding, they’re gonna pitch their other pitcher now. So we’re gonna have to adjust to her, and we just have to get our bats going.”

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