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Texas high school softball continues to inch closer towards the biggest stage- the state tournament. Before teams can get there, though, they have to continue to make their way through the rest of playoffs and the opponents striving for the same goal. One of the Dallas-Fort Worth area softball teams continuing to represent the metroplex is Forney. VYPE DFW takes a deep dive into the Lady Jackrabbits as the team prepares to face-off against Hallsville.
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The Lady Jackrabbits have been tough contenders each year as they play with a sense of urgency with the goal to be the best that they can be. This season, Forney posted an undefeated 14-0 district record (26-2-1 overall). Defeating the likes of Frisco Independence, Wylie East, Allen, Crandall, West Mesquite, Mesquite Poteet and more, the Lady Jackrabbits have outscored their opponents by a combined 192 runs. The team has been able to play with nearly unmatched defensive skill throughout the entirety of the season.
So far in playoffs, Forney has defeated Midlothian (13-2, 20-1) and Longview (4-2, 6-0). The Lady Jackrabbits defense has only allowed five runs against them in playoffs while scoring 43 runs of their own. As the team enters the regional quarterfinals, they are on a 21 game win-streak with no signs of slowing down.
Hallsville is going to do everything they can to play up to Forney's level. The team has been able to be consistent throughout the season as they finished second in their district while posting a 78% winning percentage. Although the team will put up a fight, fans can expect Forney's regular level of play resulting in good fortune for the Lady Jackrabbits.
Game one of the series is scheduled for Wednesday, May 11th with first pitch set for 7 p.m. at Tyler Legacy. Game two will be played on Friday at the same venue with a start time of 7 p.m. If necessary, game three will be Saturday at 7 p.m. also at Tyler Legacy.
Forney's Trinity Cannon (7) celebrates after hitting a home run during the eighth inning of a UIL Class 5A state semifinal softball game between Forney and Angleton on Friday, May 31, 2019 at Red & Charline McCombs Field at the University of Texas in Austin. The hit tied the game.
If there's something that fans of Forney Lady Jackrabbit softball know for certain it's that the Jackrabbits are good at what they do and poised while doing it. For over the last five seasons, Forney has reigned supreme as district champions. In the 2017-2018 season, the Lady Jackrabbits even brought home a state title.
Fans should expect no less this season for Forney softball. The team consistently shows their dedication to the game, to teamwork, to their community, and winning. Despite a season disrupted, the Lady Jackrabbits played with grit against both non-district and district opponents last season posting a 15-2 overall record.
This season should be no different as Forney gets underway with preseason workouts. The Jackrabbits' first non-district matchup is Saturday, January 30 at home against Waxahachie.