The Community R-VI softball season came to an end in the first round of the Class 1, District 7 tournament last Wednesday when the Lady Trojans lost 17-5 to the host team from New Haven.
In spite of the disappointing loss, a young Lady Trojans team did finish with an 8-15 record and had several highlights during the season.
“Overall, I was so proud of my girls and how they fought to the end in every game all year long,” said first year head coach Haley Nobis. “A lot of games were low scoring until we either ran out of gas or had a rough inning and that goes with being a young team. Every single one of my girls improved and came to work hard every day and that’s all I can ask of them. We improved so much from the first day of practice and first game. The future is bright for this young group of girls and I cannot wait to see where this new conference takes us, especially when we get to see schools our own size night in and night out.”
In the district loss, the Lady Trojans did compile 10 hits and scored five runs.
Emma Angel led the Lady Trojans with two hits, two runs scored, and one RBI.
Both Taren Clark and Delaney Bowers had two hits and one run scored; Deann Brooks tallied one RBI and one run scored; players Tayler Cope, Sirrina Dunn, and Katie Bertels each had one RBI; while Natalie Thomas had two hits.
Dunn picked up the loss on the mound after allowing 10 earned runs, 13 walks, one hit, and four strikeouts in three innings.
Angel tossed one inning and allowed seven earned runs, no hits, and walked seven.