These are exciting times for the Flour Bluff softball program because, for the first time in school history, the Lady Hornets have won the outright district title.
Flour Bluff opens the Class 5A playoffs tomorrow when they travel to Victoria to take on West in a one-game, winner-take-all playoff game.
There’s Kayci Spittler, easily one of the top pitchers in South Texas with just one loss this season. She’ll be on the mound tomorrow night.
And for the eight seniors on this team, they have had their eyes set on the outright title since they were freshmen.
But come tomorrow, it’s playoff time and a whole new season begins.
“It’s just something that has never been done before,” right fielder Stacia Krnavek said. “It’s exciting because it’s all to ourselves because we have always shared it with someone else. It’s just super exciting.
“Our bond this year, our chemistry is something that has never really been there before and it’s big this year.”
Second baseman Emylee Carter says the Lady Hornets must play with determination in the playoffs to be successful.
“We have to come out here and execute the game really well,” she said. “Must play 110 percent, need to focus on things we need to focus on to improve in our game.”
Flour Bluff coach Angela Scott is expecting a tough battle, but likes her chances with Spittler pitching.
“Victoria West is scrappy and they have speed but I think as long as Casey Spittler controls the circle and we go out and hit the way we are capable of, we are going to have some good things happen,” Scott said. “But it will be a fight to the end.”
First pitch in the playoff game will be at 6 p.m. Thursday.