Wednesday, June 9

Bowie Softball for the Statesman

The Bowie Bulldogs had a great season in 2010, finishing second in state. I had the pleasure (and stress!) of covering their amazing come-from-behind victory against San Antonio Taft.

Filing for the Saturday morning deadline can be a harrowing experience when it comes to prep sports - late start times and the ability of any team to rise from the dead means the story can change on a dime.  I turned in pictures of what looked to be the 3-0 rout by Taft at deadline. The reporter and I joked that our jobs were done for the night unless a miracle happened.

In the bottom of the sixth, the miracle happened.

Bowie put up five runs and held Taft scoreless in the seventh, advancing them to the state tournament. I hustled to get the sports desk images of the story's 180 in time for the print edition. We just squeeked by.

 Bowie's Sarah Cardona, left, and Katy Akins, right, play an agility game of Ninja before the start of Friday's playoff against San Antonio Taft.

Bowie star pitcher Amy Sundahl gave up a double and a home run for three runs in the third inning against the Taft Raiders during the 5A Region 4 playoffs at the Texas State Bobcat Softball Stadium in San Marcos, Texas on Friday May 28, 2010.

(Left) Bowie catcher Jaime Edwards gets focused before the start of Friday's game against Taft. (Right)Bowie's Sarah Cardona (4), right, keeps the team pumped up during five scoreless innings against Taft.

(Left) Bowie's Maddie Lionberger (12), ties the score at 3-3 in the sixth inning during a five run rally by the Bulldogs. (Right) Bowie third baseman Alli Akina, left, is hugged by teammate Maddie Lionberger, center, after making the final out during the 5A Region 4 playoffs. The Bulldogs, down by three runs, scored five in the 6th inning and held on to defeat the Raiders and advance to the 5A State Championship Playoffs.

1 comment:

  1. Aw the dogs.. takes me back. Great photos on here cuz.. you constantly produce such good quality stuff. I love the compositions