The Lady Cubs traveled to Windthorst Monday, April 29, to take on the Seymour Lady Panthers in the bi-district playoff round.
In spite of a late comeback attempt by Seymour, Olney won 5-4 and posted its first playoff win since 2007.
The girls are now preparing to face Follett’s Lady Panthers in the area round at Mangum High School in Mangum, Okla.
Game one will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 2. Game two will be at 5 p.m. Friday, May 3, with game three to follow if needed.
Neither team scored in the opening inning, but Olney struck first in the second. Farren Garcia got on first on a bunt, then stole her way to third before Hunter Riggins brought her home with a single. Dominique Garcia also smacked a single, then later stole home to score. Riggins scored during the at-bat of Keeley Rollings, who hit a single.
Olney added one more run in the fourth. Chelsey Acuna got on base with a single and moved around during Dominique Garcia’s turn at bat. She came home while Rollings was at the plate.
After a scoreless fifth inning, Seymour got hot at home plate and posted three runs to trail 4-3. However, the Lady Cubs kept their cool and posted a final run in the sixth.
Dominique Garcia got on first with a bunt, stole her way to third and came home on a single by Rollings to account for Olney’s final run of the night.
On the mound, Vivian Garcia pitched all seven innings of the playoff match. She faced off against 33 batters and had 12 strikeouts.
At the plate, Dominique Garcia led Olney, going three-for-four. She was followed by Rollings, Riggins and Acuna, who were each two-for-three. Vivian Garcia, Jennifer Garcia, Samantha Mayes and Farren Garcia each recorded a single hit as well.