Dripping Springs softball earned a critical road-win April 3 with a 4-1 victory over the Lockhart Lions, which were previously unbeaten in district.
“It was a big win, you know Lockhart, they have a dang good ball club,” said Dripping Springs head coach Wade Womack. “They’ve got a lot of seniors. That senior pitcher and senior shortstop are incredible, probably two of the better ones we’ve seen all year especially that senior shortstop. I was pleased with how our girls played.”
The Lady Tigers extended their winning streak to nine games, which brings their overall record to 20-6 (9-1 in district play), and they are now tied for first place with Lockhart in District 26-5A.
After a 6-4 March 9 loss to Lockhart, which had Dripping Springs give up an early 3-0 lead, Tuesday’s win was a massive confidence boost for the Lady Tigers as they approach the last few weeks of district play. A key part of the game was Dripping Springs’ ability to capitalize on the Lions’ mistakes.
“We took advantage of a couple of mistakes they made defensively,” Womack said. “I think we scored probably three runs on a couple of errors they had. But you know we had some clutch hitting by my daughter, Kyndall Womack, and Camille Corona.”
The Lady Tigers host Marble Falls to close out the regular season April 17.
“I still think we’ve got more to offer,” said Womack. “We still haven’t played our best game. We’ve played great ball at times. We’ve played average ball at times. We’ve played good ball at times, but we haven’t played perfect ball. We are still striving for that, and tonight was a good step in the right direction.”
With playoff positioning on the line, Dripping Springs is getting hot at the right time and is in a prime spot to compete for first place in District 26-5A with the remaining schedule it has. If Lockhart and Dripping Springs end up with a tied district record at the end of the year they would be named Co-District champs.
If that situation were to happen, there would then be a decision between the two head coaches whether to have a coin flip, or play an extra game to see who gets the number one seed in the playoff seeding.