After spotting host Walton two runs in the first inning, the Baker Lady Gators softball team found itself playing catchup all night.
Unfortunately for the Lady Gators, they never could catch up in a 7-3 loss.
There was nothing unexpected about what happened on Tuesday night when the Crestview softball team temporarily took a break from spring break and traveled to Pensacola to play Washington.
In their game played at Crestview on March 1, the Lady Bulldogs beat Washington 19-0.
Laurel Hill softball coach Diedre Harrison didn’t do her team any favors when she scheduled rival Paxton for the season-opener. And although the Hoboes and Bobcats are now in different districts, the rivalry should remain as intense as ever.
Michelle Howard enters her seventh season as the Crestview High School softball coach with great expectations for the Lady Bulldog program.
“I think that we have a really high expectation, the coaching staff does,” Howard said. “I think that we have the ability to do some really big things.
It has been a banner year for Crestview High School athletics on the field and in the classroom.
The school recently recognized the 15 student-athletes that have signed athletic scholarships so far this school year.
There is winning. There is winning big. And then there is what the Crestview Lady Bulldog softball team did to Washington on Wednesday.
To say Crestview made short work of the Lady Wildcats would be an understatement. It took the Lady Bulldogs just two-and-a-half innings to dispose of Washington.
Crestview Lady Bulldog softball coach Michelle Howard wants to grow the program into a contender for district, region and state championships.
She knows the best way to do that is to not only get girls excited about the sport at a young age, but to make sure they have the proper fundamentals as well.