This season, the Madera Coyote softball team entered its first-round Div. I playoff game batting .346 with runners in scoring position and that has led to 25 wins, the most since 2008 when Madera last advanced to the Div. I championship game.
Madera’s batting average with runners in scoring position was even better than their overall batting average (.339).
Unfortunately, the sixth-seeded Coyotes only scored one runner from scoring position and couldn’t prevent a two-out, run-scoring single in the fifth for a 2-1 loss Wednesday at Zimmerman Field to the Stockdale-Bakersfield Mustangs, seeded 11th.
“We didn’t come out with the energy we usually come out with,” head coach Judy Shaubach said. “We were a little flat and let too many good pitches go by. We had our opportunities, but couldn’t capitalize on them.” ...