Pawhuska High School’s fast-pitch softball team finished third in tournament play last week at Woodland, and was slated to be back on the diamond Monday, Coach Kourtney Herrera said.

Coach Herrera said her girls have lost just three times this season, but she’s encouraging them to play at a higher level.

“They’re excited, but they know I’m going to hold them accountable for the things they should have done,” Herrera said in an interview before setting off for the Monday game. She was displeased by the team’s performance in a Friday loss, so she held an extra practice for the girls late that evening, following the high school football game.

“Friday we didn’t play too well,” she explained. “We lost to a team we shouldn’t have lost to.”

The Lady Huskies were scheduled for a non-tournament road game Monday of this week versus Woodland.

Also last week, the PHS softball team won two home games on Tuesday, Sept. 3, versus Frontier and Hominy. The team entered that game with a mark of two wins and a loss (to Morrison), so the overall trend appears to be promising.