Softball Teams Remain Busy
The Rector Lady Cougars dropped a non-conference game to Holcomb on March 26, falling 10-9 in eight innings. Morgan Garner got the start, and took the loss, giving up all 10 runs on 15 hits while striking out 11 Lady Hornets and walking three.
Colbie Robinson had a double and two singles, driving in three runs; Sawyer Hendrix had two singles and drove in a run; Carly Robinson had a double and a single, driving in two; Alyse Gant had two singles and Garner, Mylesa Gant, Madison Stokes and Kena Parrish all had singles.
Thursday the Lady Cougars visited Melbourne with the baseball team, and were edged 3-2 by the Lady Bearkatz. Garner again worked the full game, surrendering the three runs on six hits while striking out one and walking two.
Garner, Hendrix, Stokes and Alexis Herrera all had singles, with Colbie Robinson and Carly Robinson driving in the two Rector runs.
Monday afternoon they hosted the Sloan-Hendrix Lady Greyhounds in a twin bill with the baseball teams and pounded their visitors 14-4.
Garner got the win, giving up only one earned run on six hits with eight strike-outs and just two walks. Hendrix led the offense with a triple, a double and two singles while scoring four runs and driving in two runs; Mylesa Gant had three singles and three RBI; Carly Robinson had two RBI and drew four walks; Stokes had a double and drove in two; Herrera had a double, drove in two and scored a pair of runs and Parrish had a single in the win.
Tuesday the Lady Cougars came from behind in the sixth to beat Riverside 20-18 in a conference slugfest, paced by a big day at the plate by Hendrix and Garner.
If the weather cooperates, they will host Melbourne Thursday and they're slated to be on the road to Imboden to take on Sloan-Hendrix again on Monday.
The short-handed Lady Mohawk softball squad continues to toil through the season, dropping a pair in conference last week. The Tribe hosted Rivercrest on Tuesday, March 26, and came up short 16-0 to the Lady Colts in 3A-3 conference play. On Thursday the Manila Lady Lions came to town and beat the host squad by a score of 18-4. The squad is scheduled to host the Trumann Lady Wildcats Thursday, although the weather forecast is sketchy, and will be playing host to the Gosnell Lady Pirates on Monday at Independence Park. Tuesday the Corning Lady Bobcats come to town, and on Thursday the Hoxie Mustangs visit.