Never been a horse
couldn't be rode,
never been a cowboy
couldn't be throwed.
I'm not really sure if this is applicable, but it sounds pretty good.
It wouldn't have been a major upset for the Savage Storm to sweep a softball doubleheader at Central Oklahoma Tuesday.
It wasn't a major upset for the Storm to lose both ends of a softball doubleheader at UCO.
The Bronchos are the defending Lone Star North champions and the preseason favorite to repeat.
Thus far, UCO has done nothing to make the pollsters think they were wrong.
Only one team, to my knowledge, has gone through divisional play undefeated. That team wasn't UCO.
Southeastern did that a few seasons back. Southeastern will have something to say about UCO's bid to do that this year.
The Bronchos are threatening to do it, but the road to conference perfection runs smack through Durant.
For the record, the Storm will host the Bronchos in a 1 p.m. Saturday doubleheader in what has become much more than a battle between two very good softball teams.
This is now a battle of wills and won'ts won't work at all.
Come early and get a good seat for what should be an action-packed twinbill.
THERE HAVE BEEN some changes to the softball schedule, so mark your calendars.
East Central was slated for a 3 p.m. doubleheader here Tuesday and the Storm was scheduled to visit Ada Saturday, April 15.
EC will be here Tuesday, but game time is now 1 p.m. The Storm will visit Ada Friday, April 14, instead of Saturday.
Make the changes or miss the boat.
The April 13 home date with Abilene Christian has been changed to May 6 and the games will be played if both teams are in contention for the playoffs.
THE STRETCH RUN can be awfully exciting in any sport.
Barring almost total collapse of any of the top three softball teams in the Lone Star North, this stretch run could be more exciting than usual.
Southeastern is 10-4, Midwestern 12-4 and UCO is in the driver's seat at 14-0.
SOSU and UCO have two games remaining (here Saturday, hint, hint). UCO and Midwestern have four games left.
There is very little difference in the three teams.
All are capable of outstanding defense, pitching and hitting.
All are capable of less than outstanding defense, pitching and hitting.
The physical aspect of the game takes a back seat from here on out. The winner will be the team that is mentally tough.
The team that can shake off the bad hop, the bad call, or the fluke play.
Bad hops, bad calls and fluke plays are part of the game.
The best team will overcome those things.