February 22, 2024

Walking off in style; Buster softball sweeps Lamar


Garden City, Kan (westernkansasnews.com)-All Becky Gundy has been asking for all season is consistency. And even though it wasn’t perfect on Tuesday, the first-year head coach got what she was hoping for. 

Mattie Miller’s game-winning hit in game two polished off a Buster sweep 9-8 and 8-0. 

“We’re still searching for that consistency from game one to game two,” Gundy said. “But overall I’m very pleased today.”

And she should be. Trailing 8-7 in the bottom of the seventh, the Busters rallied to tie the game when Chassidy Cerrato singled home Karrissa Cardenas. Then with runners at the corners Miller laced a shot down the third-base line scoring Alex Barleen and giving Garden City (16-19, 5-5) the sweep. 

“We needed this going into a big conference showdown with Barton County on Wednesday,” Gundy said. 

Rachel Roe allowed only two hits in the opener; then got support from the offense in game two-despite allowing eight runs on seven hits. 

Next up: Garden City vs. Barton County-Wednesday, April 9-2 p.m. and 4 p.m. at Tangeman Sports Complex

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