NP Lady Bulldogs Softball to Begin Season with a Scrimmage Monday

Bulldogs Pitcher Katie Franzen Delivers a Pitch Against Omaha Gross

Bulldogs Pitcher Katie Franzen Delivers a Pitch Against Omaha Gross last season.

The 2014 North Platte High School girls softball team will have an exhibition intrasquad softball scrimmage at 5:30 pm Monday, August 18 at the Wayne Dowhower Softball Complex.

The Lady Bulldogs are coming off a season where they went 25-11 and advanced to the Class B State Tournament in Hastings. North Platte went 0-2 at state but have a great chance to make it back to the state tournament. This year will have to be a different path though for the Lady Dawgs since they have moved back into Class A.

North Platte lost only one senior off of last year’s team and returns its entire pitching staff. The Lady Bulldogs also have a new head coach. Last year’s coach, BJ Songster, moved with her family to Idaho and last year’s assistant coach Les O’Donnell is the new head coach. His staff is completed with assistants: Molly Morales, Rick Titus and Jeff Barner.

Monday’s scrimmage will kickoff the season for North Platte and the public is invited to attend. The cost of admission is a bottle of water, Gatorade or other sports drink. A special invitation is extended to the youth softball players in the North Platte area.

The NPHS softball teams, varsity and junior varsity, will officially begin the 2014 season when they travel to Hastings on Thursday, August 21 to play Adams Central in double header contests. The First games of the double headers will begin at 5:00 pm.