Borden County Softball makes state tournament for second consecutive season

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Borden County defeated Rotan in the Regional Final round to advance to the State Softball Tournament for the the second-straight season.

The Lady Coyotes lost to Ector in the semifinal round of the tournament last season, so they are more than ready to exceed that this year.

“We really just beat ourselves you know. We had a bunch of errors in that game,” said senior pitcher Katie Gray.

But this season, the Lady Coyotes have a new head coach. Bobby Feaster joined the program earlier in the year, and he brings more than 15 years of softball coaching experience to the team.

“I think just from the moment we stepped out here, I instantly liked him,” sophomore Haddie Flanigan said. She said she appreciates Feaster’s coaching style and that the team can have fun but be serious when it needs to.

Feaster said he has been very impressed by the “drive” from this year’s team.

“We won district outright, and they acted like…well it’s nothing new. And when I asked them about it on Monday, they said ‘we expected to,” Feaster said. 

Junior Mattie Brumbelow said the teams at Borden County often compare district titles to state titles. She said the team expected to win the district, and now the team expects to win the state championship.

Senior outfielder Rayme Jones said experience from last season’s state run will help them this year.

“We just tell the younger classmen to believe we can because we know we can. The only thing that can stop us now is just us,” Jones said.

Borden County’s opponent is not yet set for the tournament and will be announced at a later date.

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