Lady Bulldogs draw closer to another title
Richards is seeing red again — a Red Division title, that is.
Nothing is yet official, but the Lady Bulldogs improved their odds of grabbing a fourth consecutive South Suburban Conference Red championship by notching three more victories last week. The trio of wins elevated Richards’ overall record to 14-4 and its league mark to 12-2.
The last of those triumphs, 11-3 over Reavis, gave Lady Bulldogs coach Julie Folliard her 600th career win. She has guided Richards to plus-.500 ledgers in all but two of her 26 seasons at the Oak Lawn school.
Also conquered by the Lady Bulldogs last week were Hillcrest (13-0) and neighborhood rival Oak Lawn (4-3 in eight innings).
“We’re really focused on our conference right now,” Folliard said. “In terms of the 600th win coming in a conference game, that was terrific for the girls because they’ll always remember it. It was a good game.
“We were able to jump ahead [of Reavis] early. The kids have been focused and they’re getting better every game. They’re feeding off the continued progress, which is fun to see as a coach.”