West County Lady Bulldogs Place 2nd in Class 2

(Springfield, MO) The West County Lady Bulldogs fall to the Mount Vernon Mountaineers in the Class 2 Softball State Championship at Killian Sports Complex on Tuesday, 6-0. 

Mount Vernon Pitcher Harley Daniels blanked the Lady Bulldogs in the Championship Game allowing 5 total hits. She struck out 9 West County hitters of the 27 she faced.

A two out, first inning triple by West County's Morgan Simily went for not as she was stranded when Reese Smith struck out looking after yanking a long fly ball foul down the left field line, much to the dismay of her head coach CJ Wright who thought the ball was fair.

The Lady Bulldogs were rattled in the bottom of the 1st inning when Mount Vernon struck for four two out runs. A walk to Allie Schubert started the rally that featured an RBI double from Harley Daniels, 2-run triple from Cheyenne Bieber and an RBI single by Hali Stokes.

The Mountaineers added their 5th run in the second on Molly Daniels's RBI single that scored Payge Evans from second base. Evans added a run scoring single in the bottom of the 6th to pad the lead.

West County stranded runners in scoring position in the 4th, 6th and 7th innings.

Lady Bulldogs Head Coach, CJ Wright, says he is proud of the teams effort after the tough 1st inning.

West County reached the Championship game after a tremendous pitching performance by Gracie Wright on Monday in the Semifinals in the 2-0 win against the Ava Bears. Wright struck out 17 batters and allowed just 2 hits while also going 2-for-3 at the plate in the win.

The Lady Bulldogs finish the season with a record of 23-5 and are Class 2 State Runners-up for the second time in program history, both under CJ Wright (2015, 2023).


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Broadcast Schedule

Wednesday, November 29:
4:30p, WBB: Mineral Area @ John A. Logan
6:30p, BBB, Valley Tourn Semis: 1-King vs 4-Bunk
8:30p, BBB, Valley Tourn Semis: 2-Valley vs 3-Bis
Thursday, November 30:
5:30p, BBB, FCNB Bank-It Semis: 1-Pot vs 5-CapCity
7:30p, BBB, FCNB Bank-It Semis: 2-Farm vs 6-Cuba
Friday, December 1:
10:30a, FB, Class 3 Final: Central vs Seneca
6:30p, BBB, Valley Tourn 3rd Place: TBD vs TBD
8:30p, BBB, Valley Tourn Final: TBD vs TBD
Saturday, December 2:
2:30p, FB, Class 2 Final: Valle Cath vs Lamar
6:30p, GBB, Valley Tourn 3rd Place: TBD vs TBD
8:30p, GBB, Valley Tourn Final: TBD vs TBD
Sunday, December 3:
6:00p, NFL, Wk 13: Kansas City @ Green Bay
Monday, December 4:
7:00p, BBB: Kingston @ Fredericktown^
8:30p, NHL: St. Louis @ Vegas*
Tuesday, December 5:
7:00p, GBB: Potosi @ West County^
Wednesday, December 6:
4:30p, WBB: Southwestern IL @ Mineral Area
7:30p, NHL: Vegas @ St. Louis*
7:00p, GBB: Cape Central @ Farmington^
Thursday, December 7:
7:00p, GBB: Arcadia Valley @ Potosi
Friday, December 8:
5:30p, NHL: St. Louis @ Columbus
7:00p, BBB: Valle Catholic @ Ste. Genevieve^
Saturday, December 9:
6:30p, NHL: St. Louis @ Chicago*
Sunday, December 10:
2:00p, NFL, Wk 14: Buffalo @ Kansas City
Monday, December 11:
7:00p, GBB: North County @ Central^
Tuesday, December 12:
6:00p, NHL: Detroit @ St. Louis*
7:00p, BBB: Cape Notre Dame @ Central^
Wednesday, December 13:
7:00p, BBB: West County @ Steelville
Thursday, December 14:
6:30p, NHL: Ottawa @ St. Louis*
7:00p, GBB: West County @ Fredericktown^
Friday, December 15:
7:00p, BBB: Fredericktown @ Valle Catholic^
Saturday, December 16:
9:30a, GBB: West County vs Festus
11:30a, BBB: West County vs Potosi
1:00p, GBB: Central vs Helias Catholic
2:30p, BBB: Farmington vs Fox
4:00p, BBB: North County vs DeSoto
5:30p, WBB: Dyersburg St @ Mineral Area
6:30p, NHL: Dallas @ St. Louis*
7:30p, MBB: Dyersburg St @ Mineral Area
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