CJHS Lady Maroons have tough time with Lady Hornets

Photos Marc Rogers / Journal — The Lady Hornets were aggressive on the field and at bat.

CLINTON — CJHS Lady Maroons’ softball initiated the new season on Aug. 4, taking on hot, muggy conditions along with the Lady Hornets’ team from Heyworth.

In the “A” game, the Lady Hornets used the second inning as bunting practice after scoring 11 runs in the first inning.  The Lady Maroons eventually established some damage control by holding the opposition to only 5 more runs, falling to the Lady Hornets 16-0.

The Lady Hornets’ bats were hot this game, scoring on hits, bunts, walks and hit batters.  The Lady Maroons mustered only a few hits.  The team managed to reach third base a couple of times but never crossed the plate.

Game #2 of the evening with the “B” teams was much the same as the early game, but lasted longer with the new rule of scoring only 4 tuns an inning, unless three outs are made first. 

Again the Lady Hornets were the better team, running up a winning score of 15-0 in their time on the field.  The one bright spot for the Lady Maroons was a fourth inning stinging shot to left field by Khloe Riddle for a triple. 

It was a rough day for the Maroons’ teams, but there is a whole season ahead. 

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