Sports Briefs: Lady Cavs gear up for regionals

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By James Howey

The softball girls won the first round of regionals by sweeping Allen Community College 5-0 and 5-1. The Cavs will travel to Topeka for the rest of the regionals starting with a matchup with Coffeyville Community College Saturday at 1 p.m. The Cavaliers swept Coffeyville in the regular season 8-0 and 5-4. Cavs catcher Emily Garcia says the team should expect a fight come Saturday.

“We know that are going to come giving it all, it’s either that or die,” Garcia said, “They are going to give us their best game and we will be ready.” Coffeyville has been hot of late with a split with Highland Community college and beating Dodge City community college in the first round of regionals. The Lady Cavs have been in a lot of close contests this year and for head coach Audree Brattin that is very important this time of the year.

“It shows us that we can do it and that we are never out of a ball game,” Brattin said. “They are definitely the comeback kids.” The young Lady Cavs have proven many doubters wrong through the season. With most of the team being freshmen, expectations were not as high for the Cavs at the beginning of the season. But, that has not stopped the squad from setting the goal of grabbing a nationals bid.

“That has been our goal all year to win nationals actually,” Garcia said.“To get there and be that closer to our goal that would be amazing.”

Contact James Howey, sports editor, at jhowey@jccc.edu.

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