The Community R-VI Trojans softball team played hard in five games last week but were only able to pull out one victory.
That win came in game two of the Paris Tournament this past weekend after defeating the host Lady Coyotes 3-1 for their first victory of the season.
Samm Jett struck out 10 batters in six innings to pick up the win.
“We played our cleanest game defensively of the season and our bats started going,” said Community R-VI head softball coach Sarah Simmons.
Jett scored one run off a walk, Taylor Cope scored on an error, Alissa Curtis scored one run and added a single, while Chelsea Hoyt had a single with one RBI.
The Lady Trojans nearly knocked off North Shelby in their third game of the tournament before falling 7-6 as time expired.
Jett tossed her sixth game of the week and struck out three batters.
“This was our team’s seventh game of the week and third of the day, which showed physically and mentally we were tired,” Simmons said.
Mikyla Wagner had two RBIs and a double, Cope scored two runs, whole Bertels and Sirrina Dunn each scored one run. Curis scored one run and Hoyt had two RBIs.
“As a coach, I continue to see improvements,” Simmon said. “We just need to work on having fewer errors per game and continue to improve hitting.”
In game one, the Lady Trojans lost 16-1 to Canton as Community R-VI’s shortstop Danielle Brooks was not in the lineup.
With different players in her place, the team made five errors.
Before the tournament, the Lady Trojans lost to Clopton, 10-0 and lost to Elsberry 12-1.
On Friday against Wellsville, the Lady Trojans nearly knocked off the Lady Tigers but fell 6-5.
Wagner had three singles, two RBIs, and scored one run. Amber Harrison tallied three hits and two RBIs, Curtis scored two runs with two hits, and both Brooks and Hoyt scored one run.
Community R-VI’s two errors in the first inning helped Wellsville score five runs. The Lady Trojans held Wellsville to just one more run during the rest of the game but it too, was a run scored on an error.