The North Platte Bulldog softball team opened their 2011 season with a pair of losses at a double dual in Hastings last night. The Bulldogs fell in their first game against Omaha Skutt Catholic 8-0 in a game shortened to five innings by the mercy rule. Skutt pitcher Kaylan Jablonski threw a no-hitter, walking none and striking out seven. The Bulldogs bats were more effective in the second game of the night, as they pounded out nine hits, but it wasn’t enough as they lost to Omaha Gross Catholic 10-5. Two runs in the top of the fifth inning by the Bulldogs tied the score at 2, but the Cougars scored four times in the 5th and four more times in the 6th. Christina Yoshida had two hits and an RBI and Aura Adkisson had an RBI triple for North Platte in the defeat. The Bulldogs play in the Lincoln Invitational this Saturday.
North Platte Bulldog athletics return to ESPN Radio 1410 tonight with the first event of the 2010-2011 prep sports season. The Bulldog softball team is in Hastings for a doubleheader against Omaha Skutt Catholic and Omaha Gross Catholic. Coach B.J. Songster’s Bulldogs are coming off a season that saw them finish 17-13, with a runner-up finish in their district tournament. They’ll face their toughest test of the day right off the bat against Skutt’s Skyhawks, who are ranked second in Class B in the Omaha World-Herald’s Preseason Poll. The defending third-place finishers in Class B are 1-1 after beating Bellevue West and losing to Papio South last night. Gross Catholic is 2-2 on the season. ESPN Radio 1410 will carry both games tonight, with the Kwik Stop Pregame Show getting things underway at 4:15.
Eagle Radio North Platte is now going to carry Hershey Panther games on the radio @ 107.3 FM. Michael Reed will be the voice of the Panthers on Q Country. Watch the TV commercial here