Over the past several years, the Hazard Lady Bulldogs have dominated fast-pitch softball in the 14th region. Since 2000, the Lady Bulldogs have won four region championships with one runners up finish. Hazard is more than ready to take the field for the 2006 season in defense of their title.
Hazard returns all but one player from the 2005 championship campaign, and is sitting in the driver's seat as the 2006 season begins. The Lady Bulldogs have the luxury of two top quality pitchers (Ashley Keith and Brittani Slone), and an experienced defense.
The Lady Bulldogs have not allowed a run in district tournament play since 2002, and have allowed less than one run per game (0.9) in region play during that period. Hazard scored 121 runs in tournament play during that period.
Hazard will open their season next week with the All A tournament. Their opponent as of yet has not been set.