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October 26, 2023

Early lead seals 4-0 victory for Marcus

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Medha Kanamarlapudi
Coppell first baseman Madison Scott bats at Coppell ISD Baseball/Softball Complex during the seventh inning against Flower Mound Marcus on Friday. The Marauders defeated the Cowgirls, 4-0.

When Flower Mound Marcus outfielder Avery Rich hit a home run in the top of the first inning, setting Marcus’s lead for the rest of the night.

On Friday night, Marcus defeated the Cowgirls, 4-0, at Coppell ISD Baseball/Softball Complex. The Cowgirls move to 12-12-1 overall. 

“Marcus is just a very balanced team,” Coppell softball coach Robbie Moen said. “They made a bunch of errors which gave us opportunities that we didn’t capitalize.”

Notable players of the night include Coppell junior pitcher Kayla Shannon and Marcus first baseman Brynnan Wilhite, who scored two RBIs and a triple.

“Our pitchers did a good job. Kayla did well early and we got some hits off of her,” Moen said.

Marcus senior right fielder Trysten Murphy scored in the fifth inning, marking the final run of the night. 

“You’ve got to keep doing the little things because the little things are what make up the big puzzle,” Moen said. “And tonight was one of those nights where we just didn’t hit it.”

Despite the loss, Coppell showed significant improvement since playing Marcus last year. 

“The biggest thing is we got beat by these guys last time, 12-2. This time, we lost 4-0, and played a full seven innings,” Moen said.

Coppell first baseman Natalie Miller thinks this game is a stepping stone to further improvement in the team as a whole.

“We didn’t give up even when we were in difficult situations,” Moen said. “If you stick with it, it will get better. We will get better no matter what.”

The Cowgirls play Hebron on Tuesday at CISD Baseball/Softball Complex at 7 p.m.

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Sanghika Pallela
Sanghika Pallela, Staff Writer
Sanghika Pallela is a sophomore and a first-year staff writer for The Sidekick. In her freetime, she loves to watch sci-fi movies like Interstellar and Terminator 2: Judgement Day. A black belt in Goju-Ryu karate, Sanghika loves to practice karate every Tuesday and Thursday. You can contact her at [email protected].
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Medha Kanamarlapudi, Staff Photographer
Medha Kanamarlapudi is a sophomore and a first-year staff writer on The Sidekick. She loves to hang out with her older sister, who she considers to be her best friend. She is an avid debater as well and you can find her playing the piano in her free time. Medha loves to cook and loves to try new recipes, but you will never catch her baking. You can contact her at [email protected]

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