Bangs Enjoys Role As Underdog

By David Robinett |

Published 05/20 2014 09:34PM

Updated 05/20 2014 10:53PM

The Bangs Lady Dragons enter the regional finals as 1 of the hottest teams in the state having not lost a game since the 5th of April. Now they take on one of the hottest teams in the state, and they say they are ready for the challenge.

The Lady Dragons Kady Kyle says, "It's nice to go in and be the underdog. I think it's kind of fun because no one expects anything from you and then you go this far, and they are like, 'hey, maybe Bangs is good." 

Jaylee Roberts says, "No one will ever give up. We keep on pushing. Every time someone steps on the field or at the plate, we are always doing our job and getting the job done."

One of the obvious changes for the Lady Dragons this year is in the dugout with new head coach Scott Freeman taking over this year, but he's the 1st to say it's those that came before him that play on the field that are making the difference.

Head coach Scott Freeman says, "All the credit goes to the girls. The seniors, all 8 of them, have just been great for us. Anytime we get down, they really step up and get the young girls playing a lot better. That's kind of helping us out right now. We wouldn't be where we are at without the 8 seniors. I can promise you that."

The only thing standing between the Lady Dragons and state is the second ranked Hawley Lady Bearcats. Once again, the Lady Dragons are expected to be underdogs. A roll they are very  familiar with.

Roberts adds, "We've always been underdogs. Bangs in any sport or any game, we've always been the underdog. I think this series is going to who wants it more."

And finding a way to win has been a montra of the Lady Dragons, as of late, winning 4 of their 6 games by 2 runs or less. 

Bangs start the series with Hawley on Thursday at 7 in Hawley.

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