The Robstown Lady Cotton Pickers are gearing up for a playoff run with only three games remaining in the District 31-3A schedule.
The Lady Cotton Pickers (7-3 district) are at Aransas Pass on Friday at 7 p.m. in a pivotal game for the Robstown softball team.
After a 1-0 loss to Ingleside last week, Robstown head coach Zart Perez said the team is taking each game one at a time, but he knows the team can't afford another loss if it wants to claim one of the playoff bids.
The Lady 'Pickers trailed Sinton and were in a tie for second with Ingleside, both with 7-3 district records headed into Tuesday's game earlier this week. Next week, Robstown hosts Sinton and finishes the season at Mathis next Friday.
"Every game is a must-win now," head coach Perez said. "We can't really afford to lose another district game and the girls know that.
"We're capable of winning out our remaining games…these games are like playoff-type games and we don't want to leave it up to someone else to decide our playoff fate."
Perez said despite the loss last week to Ingleside, the team got back on track with a big win against West Oso.
Earlier this week the Lady 'Pickers faced Orange Grove and headed into Friday's game at Aransas Pass playing exceptionally well, according to Perez.
That's exactly how he wants the team playing as they saddle up for the final two games of the season next week.
"The girls are playing with a lot of confidence right now," Perez said. "To achieve our goal of the playoffs, we have to step up our defense against everyone.
"Sinton is a going to be a tough game, but we feel good knowing that we beat them already…we're treating every game like it's a playoff game from here on out."