Chandler barely arrives at the regional level
WASHINGTON – The initial disappointment turned into a bright future for Chandler coach Bryan Herring on Friday after his Lady Lions were beaten 2-1 by talented Washington in a Class 3A regional.
“You’re a little disappointed that you didn’t make it to the state tournament, but we were 31-10,” Herring said. “Washington is probably the best team in our class and it was like a semi-final game of a state tournament. There was that kind of feeling.
Chandler went 2-2 in the regional. The Lady Lions lost 5-4 to Newkirk on Wednesday but were left alive by knocking down Kingston 9-4. Chandler then knocked out Newkirk 3-1 on Friday before being ousted by Washington.
Chandler 3, Newkirk 1 (Friday)
Winning pitcher Grace Hulsey allowed just three hits, sniffed two and walked one in seven innings. Newkirk’s race was undeserved.
Chandler had eight hits and Hulsey went 2-for-2 with an RBI. Keelie Treat doubled up while Jaelyn Robertson and Hannah Edmonds scored points in singles.
Sydney Haas, Cody Vega and Charlee Hicks also chose Chandler.
Washington 2, Chandler 1 (Friday)
Treat was the bad luck losing pitcher, allowing eight hits, sniffing four and walking four. Washington scored in the second and fourth innings.
Chandler’s fourth inning point came on a sacrifice fly from Grace Haas.
Chandler was held by two hits, singles by Hulsey and Vega.
“We’re pretty young, only losing Robertson and Vega as seniors,” Herring said. “We are looking forward to great things. As a program we have become a bit more prepared and have had a very successful season.