By Ethan Colbert
The Bowling Green High School baseball team will open the Class AAA, District VII Tournament against a familiar opponent, the Centralia Panthers.
When the Bobcats and the Panthers faced off in a non-conference game earlier this season, it was a game that was marked by bitter cold winds and sputtering offenses by both teams. The final score from that game was 10-6 in favor of Centralia.
This time around, the weather almost certainly promises to be warmer and Bowling Green High School Head Coach Dean Streed said he is hoping his team’s bats will also be warmer.
Bowling Green’s head coach also said he remained confident that his team could achieve a different result against Centralia.
“I go back through the year and I think about all of the pitchers that we saw,” Streed said. “We’ve seen everybody’s number one pitcher. I think that only prepares us more for districts. I would rather face everyone’s best pitcher early on in the season and come to districts prepared because we know what we are going to see.”
The Bobcats and Panthers are scheduled to open the district tournament with a noon time game on Saturday, May 12, at Montgomery County High School.