Crawford Lady Pirates to play three-game series for first time this postseason

Posted at 11:23 PM, May 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-22 00:23:55-04

CRAWFORD, TX — For the first time all postseason, the Crawford Lady Pirates will have to play a three-game series in order to advance.

"I would love to say I won a coin flip but I didn't," Kirk Allen, the head coach of the Lady Pirates, laughingly said. "They agreed. He came and talked to me and asked what I was thinking and I said I'd like to play two out of three and he said alright I'm alright with that."

So, Crawford will play three games and two wins will get them to state.

Head Coach Kirk Allen joked his team is the most rested in the tournament as they head into this Honey Grove series. But, the Warriors have two starting pitchers that have given opponents fits.

In fact, Honey Grove dominated Bosqueville last round.

But, Crawford said they aren't worried. They're just looking forward to playing more softball.

"Since we have a three game series I think we'll be more confident once we get up there. Not so scared -- so we'll play better than we normally have and just play our game because we know that we have another game after that no matter what," Cambree Aguirre, a third baseman and right-handed pitcher for the Lady Pirates, said.

"We have a lot of kids that have already been there. They know what to expect. They know what is going on. So that's going to be a great thing for us," Coach Allen added. "We have this depth and now we'll be able to use a little of it. So, I'm excited about that and maybe getting to showcase our kids a little bit."

The Lady Pirates have a bit of a trek for the regional fine. They play Honey Grove in Argyle on Wednesday. First pitch is set for 7 p.m.