The Community R-VI Lady Trojans softball team started their season last week with a pair of tough road losses to Bowling Green and Marion County.
In their season opener against the Lady Bobcats, errors plagued the Lady Trojans. Four first inning errors led to four runs while two more errors led to three runs in the second.
Fortunately, Community R-VI’s defense had just one error in the next three innings but it was too late as Bowling Green won the game after the fifth inning.
“After we got the first game jitters out of your way, we played a lot cleaner…” said Community R-VI head softball coach Sarah Simmons. “…Bowling Green is always a tough team to play against, especially to open your season with. That being said I saw some good things defensively…We had some really nice infield and outfield plays. I am looking forward to what this season has in store for us. I have seen great improvement from last year. If we can just get the errors cut down and get the bats rolling…”
Offensively, Simmons said the hitting was weak as no Lady Trojans reached base.
On Friday night, the Lady Trojans lost a tough 5-3 game to Marion County. Samm Jett picked up the loss in spite of striking out four.
Defensively, the Lady Trojans made just three turnovers, half of what they made against Bowling Green.
Danie Jackson led the offense after going 2-for-3 with an RBI double that scored Danielle Brooks. She also scored one run.
Taylor Cope had a walk and a single.
Brooks’ first RBI scored Chelsea Hoyt while she added a second on a sacrifice.
“Offensively, we hit the ball a lot better,” Simmons added. “…The girls are starting to look much cleaner on defense and more relaxed in the batter box. If these girls continue to improve, I think we will surprise a few people later on in the season.”