Although the Boone Central softball team was disappointed to go two-and-out in the C-3 District tournament at Wayne Thursday, Oct. 7, the young Cardinal squad again had two very competitive performances and improved their win total by five over Coach Cassie Olson’s initial 2009 team, finishing 11-17.
Boone Central opened the district tourney with a 3-0 loss to Tekamah-Herman, getting off to a slow start in the field and at the plate.
Three of the Cardinals’ five errors in the game opened the way for Tekamah-Herman’s two runs in the second inning and the Tigers took a 3-0 lead with two base hits in the third.
Boone Central’s season ended later Thursday when West Point C.C. rallied with eight sixth-inning runs to score a 10-9 win.
“The game was one of the best the girls had played up to the sixth … then the errors snowballed and we weren’t able to get the runs back in the end,” Olson commented. “It was a tough loss, but I’m proud of the team and loved every minute with them this year!”
The Cards, who had just a single error in the first five innings, committed two in the sixth after W.P.C.C. began the inning with a apair of singles and a walk. The Bluejays used another single and a three-run double to take a 10-8 lead after trailing 8-2.
Boone Central battled back in the seventh as Shanel Atwood drove in Shannon Stuhlmiller with a single. Molt reached third base after walking, but the Cards were unable to get the tieing run home.
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