Boone Central/Newman Grove’s softball fortunes have fallen on hard times against difficult competition.
The Cardinals saw their losing streak extend to four games and overall record drop to 1-7 during the Lakeview Invite this past weekend and a make-up game vs. David City/East Butler Monday.
Despite the losses piling up, BC/NG Coach Danielle Amen says her team’s spirits are good and work ethic strong.
“It was a tough weekend for us. The tournament was a challenging one that we learned a lot from as a team. We saw some areas we need to improve and it gave us a chance to work on some situations we had not been in yet,” Amen noted. “I’m proud of the way the girls played and can see we are working on doing the little things. The rest will come in good time.”
Boone Central/Newman Grove fell 16-0 to undefeated Guardian Angels CC at Lakeview Saturday, mustering just two base hits against Bluejay pitcher Franzluebbers.
Cardinal pitching and defense was stronger against Omaha Duchesne Academy, but the BC/NG bats were still subdued in a 6-1 loss. Boone Central/Newman Grove trailed only 2-1 after five innings, but Duchesne put together a four-run sixth to secure the win.
Boone Central/Newman Grove faced Madison/Humphrey/LHF for the second time in its third tourney contest and lost a 15-5 five-inning decision.
BC/NG returned to its home field Monday night to battle David City/East Butler, but came up short in a 6-1 defeat.
“The girls took a tough loss tonight – they were in it the whole game,” Amen said. “There was never a doubt in my mind that we were not going to come out on top of this game. In the end, we had some solid swings at the plate, but just couldn’t get girls on base and get runs across.”
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