Softball News: Buna’s Big Blue Machine rolls on

The Buna Lady Cougars are rolling in District 22-3A as their Tuesday night win over Kirbyville takes them to 9-0 in district play.  Coming off a regional final appearance from 2018 they are primed for another bold run in the coming weeks.

“We lost a ton of talent last year with four seniors leaving,” said softball coach Jim Sherman.

“Those girls had a lot of experience and hours between them and were able to adjust to new situations.  This group is a lot younger and are led by two pitchers who are very ‘out going’.” 

Senior Marcie Ross brings big game experience and sophomore Preslie Glendie brings youth and enthusiasm to the circle.  Both athletes also swing a big bat with their solid arms.

“Both can hit the long ball and bring the heat,” said Sherman.

“They bring a ton of enthusiasm to the mound with their personalities.”

With just two more weeks left in the season the Lady Cougars are looking solid for their second district title in school history, the first coming last season.  

“I have a lot of confidence in this team right now,” said Sherman.

“But we still have a lot to learn.  We have some inexperience and it shows at times but we are learning and we are learning fast.”

After Tuesday nights big win over Kirbyville 9-8 Buna most certainly will win the district as they hold a two game lead over the Wildcats and second place team Orangefield.  The talent within District 22-3A will prepare Buna for the post season accord to Sherman.

“We’re ramping up working on leg strength and arm conditioning and we’re getting into that mentality of tighter defense,” said Sherman.

“Working on hitting certain types of pitching.  We’re transitioning from our district season to winning to survive.”

Buna is currently the number two ranked softball team in the Beaumont area by multiple media outlets.

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