After having some early season success, the Community R-VI Lady Trojans softball team has hit a tough stretch recently.
Last week, the Lady Trojans lost four of their five games.
They started the week with a 13-4 loss at Wright City.
Wright City scored 11 runs in the first inning and never looked back in the victory.
Dalaney Bowers had one RBI and one run scored; Maddee Gastler added one RBI; while Taren Clark, Katie Bertels, and McCailyn Drainer each scored one run.
Pitcher Sirrina Dunn allowed 12 earned runs in the loss.
“After a first inning where Wright City hit every hole imaginable, we played solid defense,” said Community R-VI head coach Haley Nobis. “I was very proud of my pitcher Sirrina Dunn for sticking with her game and not losing her cool when they started hitting well off her. Overall, aside from one inning, we played well.”
Two days later, the Lady Trojans lost 8-2 to rival Wellsville-Middletown as the defense made five errors.
Emma Angel picked up the loss after allowing four earned runs on eight hits with five strikeouts.
Both Emmi Johnson and Bertels had two hits and one run scored in the loss.
On Friday, Community R-VI lost by the same score of 8-2 in a match-up with Sturgeon.
The Lady Trojans scored two runs in the final three innings but it was too late as they were unable to overcome another five defensive errors.
Angel allowed just three earned runs on 10 hits in seven innings.
Bertels had three hits and both Delanie Windmann and Johnson scored one run.
Over the weekend in the New Franklin Tournament, the Lady Trojans first lost to Madison 4-1.
The Lady Trojans made just two errors in the loss.
Angel allowed four earned runs and five hits with three strikeouts.
Johnson scored one run and Natalie Thomas added the lone RBI.
The Lady Trojans found the win column against Higbee as they scored 10 innings through the first four innings to win 10-3.
Bowers earned the win on the mound after tossing four innings and allowing three earned runs on seven hits with two strikeouts.
Bertels had three hits, two runs scored, and one RBI while Clark added three hits and two runs scored.
Gastler had two hits, three RBIs, and one run scored; Johnson had two hits, two RBIs, and one run scored; Thomas had two runs scored and one RBI; Windmann added two hits, two RBIs, and one run scored; and Angel had one run scored.