First place Cowgirls host Plano West


Olivia Cooper

Coppell senior pitcher Kat Miller pitches against Plano East on March 25 at the Coppell ISD Softball Complex. The Cowgirls host Plano West on Tuesday, first pitch at 7:15 p.m.

Yaamini Jois, Staff Writer

With a 15-5 record, the Coppell girls softball team will host Plano West tomorrow at 7:15 p.m at the Coppell ISD Softball Complex.

The game marks the start of the second half of District 6-6A play.

“We’ve had a really good run so far in the first round of district,” Coppell junior catcher Medleigh Danchak said. 

Though the Cowgirls won their last game against Plano West, 8-6, on March 12, they recognize Plano West’s overall strengths.

“They’re a good team because they have a lot of quick players,” Danchak said. “That makes us work harder on defense. We really have to think ahead and be quicker than them.”

Recent practices have keyed on turning double plays and hitting the changeup.

“Instead of watching the pitches go by as strikes, we’ve tried to work to hit those pitches strongly no matter what kind of pitches the other team throws at us,” Danchak said. “Even though we won our last game against Plano West, we still gave them some plays by letting them run on us.”

Tuesday’s game is special to the Cowgirls because all members of the Coppell Girls Softball Association are invited to watch. The CGSA includes young recreational softball players from ages 6 to 13 who play Little League and are gearing up for high school softball.

“I have a lot of girls I give lessons to in CGSA,” Coppell senior pitcher Kat Miller said. “I’m looking forward to playing in front of them to inspire them when they join high school.”

Tuesday’s game will be a model to the CGSA players and a display of improved technique from the Cowgirls.

“We have been working on taking advantage of good pitches and situational hitting,” Miller said. “I really think our offense will come alive on Tuesday.”

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