Lady Jays split with Bulldogs
The Lady Jays softball team traveled to Marysville Thursday, April 1, for doubleheader action against the Bulldogs. The Jays lost the first game 10-8 and then won the nightcap game 7-4.
In game one, some early Sabetha errors gave Marysville a 7-0 lead through two innings. Both teams added one run in the third, and Sabetha’s four-run fourth inning looked like a chance for a comeback. Sabetha held Marysville scoreless in the fifth while adding two in the sixth and one in the seventh, but it was not enough. Sabetha would lose 10-8.
Sophomore Mary Lukert took the loss.
“We are not the type of team that will get ten plus strike outs per game, so we have to make every opportunity count and cut down in errors,” said Head Coach Clayton Tennal. “Our 16 hits to their nine should be able to win the game.”
In the night cap, Sabetha took the win with sophomore Katelyn Poe on the mound. We still made some running errors, but our hits came at the right time as we put up 12 hits to Marysville’s 11, winning the game 7-4.
“I thought both our pitchers had good outings facing a very tough opponent,” Coach Tennal said. “The Marysville defense was very good making some plays that robbed us from putting up more runs in each game.”
Junior Kennedy Mitchell had the hot bat with two doubles and seven hits for eight at bats.
“We plan to continue to work hard to improve,” Coach Tennal said.
The Jays face Royal Valley at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 8, in Sabetha.