Lady Cougars Stumble, Drop Two in a Row
The Rector Lady Cougars have lost momentum with two setbacks in a row.
The Lady Cougars played East Poinsett County at Rector Memorial Park on Monday, losing 9-0. The game was called after five innings due to rain. The entire game was blanketed with drizzling rain, setting the tone for the Cougars.
Colby Lynch pitched all five innings, giving up five hits, walking six and striking out one batter. Eight of the nine runs EPC scored were unearned due to walks and errors instead of hits.
There were no hits in this game. "We're just struggling and not playing defense as well as we should be," coach Dave Hendrix said. "We've just got to keep at it, work hard, and pull ourselves out of this."
The Lady Cougars also lost 10-0 to Buffalo Island Central Thursday on BIC's home field.
Lynch pitched all six innings, giving up five unearned runs. Offensively, Matison Dean and Brittany Fair each got a hit.
"BIC is a really good team, but we didn't play to our potential," Hendrix said.
The Cougar softball team is scheduled to host Crowley's Ridge Academy on Thursday. They will play at Riverside on Monday and at Marked Tree on Tuesday.