Chrisitan County’s play within the circle has been a large power this season within the Lady Colonels’ first 10 video games this season.
In the eleventh recreation, on the other hand, in opposition to Owensboro Catholic, it was once the crew’s major downside.
County walked 12 batters and hit one because the Lady Aces defeated the Lady Colonels 9-5 on Monday night time.
“We walked 12 and hit one,” Lady Colonels’ head trainer Sheri Hancock mentioned. “We put seven people on base in the first three innings and scored nine runs. If they hit two balls out, who cares. Even with some base hits, it’s 4-0. … If we pitch better and don’t put people on for free, it’s a much different ball game.”
While County discovered its means out of a trio of bases-loaded jams, the Lady Colonels couldn’t get out of each tight spot.
With the house crew up 1-0 after one, Owensboro Catholic capitalized at the pitching woes because the Lady Aces scored six runs in the second one, with 5 of the ones runs coming from a couple of house runs from Abbie Dukate and Brooke Hamilton.
County couldn’t resolution offensively thru 5 innings and confirmed some lifestyles within the 6th trailing 9-1.
Karlee Crick and Lai Lai McGregor each and every hit a two-run house run to chop the Lady Aces’ lead in part.
However, the rally wanted a bit of extra time to return out because the Lady Colonels went quietly within the 7th and noticed their document fall to 8-3 at the 12 months.
Hancock mentioned her crew will wish to be higher at adjusting to the pitching they face and alter previous within the recreation.
“It takes us forever to adjust,” she mentioned. “We finally stopped swinging at pitches high and made her get the ball down. When that happened, we had better results. But it shouldn’t take us three times around the order to figure it out. We’ve got to figure it out faster.”
County is again in motion this night in opposition to Henderson County at house climate allowing.