Softball: Colorado City advances to Class 3A championship game
AUSTIN, Texas - It was a daunting task, squaring off against No. 1 Brock in the Class 3A state semifinals.
But Colorado City persevered, upsetting the Lady Eagles and advancing to face West on Thursday at McCombs Fields.
Wednesday's 5-2 win over Brock (now 37-4) proved exciting for players, coaches and fans of the Lady Wolves.
The win ended the Lady Eagles' 20-game winning streak.
"I knew there was a possibility," Colorado City head coach Liz White said. "I just wasn't sure if the nerves would get to us."
Clearly nerves weren't a factor at all.
Early in the 3rd inning, the pace of the game changed when the Lady Wolves were able to take the lead when Brittany Munoz knocked a double, hitting in two runs. Colorado City (33-8) took the lead 3-2 and kept their distance the rest of the game.
"I just kept running," Munoz said. "I didn't know where the ball was and I just saw coach telling me to keep going."
In addition to the extra runs to take the lead, Colorado City kept the momentum from the mound with sharp pitching and a handful of hitless innings. The Lady Wolves held their ground on defense.
"She was able to adjust really well," White said. "It's not about who hits the most to start, but who can adjust along the way."
That's exactly what they did.