It was another trying week for an inexperienced Boone Central softball team still trying to put all the pieces of its game together. The Cardinals posted a 1-4 record, dropping their season mark to 2-10.
Boone Central struggled to find offensive spark in a triangular doubleheader Tuesday, Sept. 10, that marked 2013 Parents & Seniors Night at the Albion Sports Complex.
The Cards were able to muster just one hit in a 12-0 loss to O’Neill, then dropped a 12-1 decision to Madison – a team they had defeated the previous weekend.
“Hats off to O’Neill’s pitcher – she had our bats silenced the entire game,” said Card Coach Cassie Olson. “We need to work on not allowing errors to snowball in one bad inning.”
Boone Central traveled to Columbus Saturday for the Lakeview Invitational, where the Cardinals won one of three contests.
Guardian Angels Central Catholic used a seven-run third inning to spark a 13-0 victory with just eight hits, as the Cardinals committed four errors. Lakeview scored two runs in four different innings for a methodical 8-2 victory in which they outhit BC 14-4.
Cardinal bats came to life against Madison, however, as Boone Central pounded out 14 hits in an 8-0 victory over the Dragons.
Kylie Finnegan was superb in pitching the victory, allowing Madison just two hits and striking out six. She did not walk a batter and finished the five-inning win in just 51 pitches.
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