Close, but short for Card softball

Despite coming oh-so-close several times, the Boone Central softball team could not break through and add to its victory total this past week.
The Boone Central offense had a quiet night in a triangular at Wayne Tuesday, Sept. 17.
The Cardinals dropped a 12-0 three-inning decision to host Wayne, as the Blue Devils broke loose for nine runs in the third frame.
Pierce also handed the Cards a 12-0 loss in three innings, scoring eight runs in the second. Starting pitcher Kylie Finnegan gave up six earned runs, but was hurt by three BC errors.

Returning home Thursday, Boone Central made a game rally but came up short in a 12-8 loss to Wisner-Pilger.
It was another big inning that did the Cards in, as the Gators took advantage of several of BC’s five errors to score eight in the fourth and assume a 10-2 lead. BC battled back with three in the bottom of the frame and three more in the sixth, but could not dig all the way out of the deep hole.
“Even though we came out with a loss, I am so proud of the girls,” said Coach Cassie Olson. “While we had a rough fourth inning, they never gave up and fought hard to come back. It was very encouraging to see the fight in them as they stepped to the plate and they were rewarded with some great hits and runs.”
Boone Central opened the GINW Tournament with another tough loss, falling to Chase County by a 13-10 score. In a contest featuring 37 hits, BC scored six in the second inning to take an 8-0 lead, but Chase rallied with four in the third and seven in the fourth.
Boone Central avoided the big inning against Southern Valley/Alma, but dropped an 11-8 decision as the Eagles scored three runs in each of the fifth and sixth innings to break a 5-5 tie.
Although both teams had 17 hits, Central City turned more of its knocks into runs in a 16-6 decision. The Bison scored five times in the fifth and sixth frames to make the difference.

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