Keller poised for playoffs after tagging Richland with loss

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The Keller softball team will take on Arlington Bowie in the first round of the playoffs after finishing second in District 4-5A.

The Lady Indians, 23-4-1, 12-2 in district, will play a best-of-three format starting on Thursday at 6:30 pm. The second game will be on Friday at the same time. If a third game is necessary, they will play on Saturday at 1 pm. All games will be played at Trinity High School.

Keller may have a little momentum heading into the playoffs, as they gave district champion Richland their only conference loss on Friday.

Kaylee Rogers pitched the Indians to the 4-1 win, while Shelby Henderson had a double for Keller in the game.

Keller had 10 hits against the Rebels, while the Indians gave up just 5 hits while committing one error.

April Ryan continues to lead the Keller attack, hitting above .550. Ryan has belted 47 hits, including 13 doubles, eight triples and two home runs, and has driven home 37 RBI.

Kaitlyn Alderink isn’t far behind her teammate, hitting about .523.

Brittney Larkin leads the Lady Indians in the circle with a 10-1 record. Larkin has fanned 43 batters with an ERA of just over 2.6.

Rogers has an impressive record at 8-2 and has struck out 56 would-be hitters.

Bowie has their own strong hitters, led by the sister tandem of Maggie and Maddie Withee.

Maggie has a season average of just under .550 and has two home runs to her credit, while Maddie hits just over .520 and has a home run.

Tayler Rushing is the Volunteers’ leading pitcher, with a 7-4 record.

The rest of the district

Along with Richland and Keller, Carroll and Northwest will also enter the playoffs as the district’s third and fourth place teams, respectively.

Central finished just a game out of the playoffs, finishing in fifth place with a 4-7 district mark.

Timber Creek and Fossil Ridge trailed in sixth and seventh place, respectively, in the district.

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