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Weather has been the biggest foe of the Lady Bears softball team so far this spring, but they were able to get five games in last week, going 1-4 on the week to fall to 4-7 on the season.On Tuesday, the girls traveled to Anderson County where they suffered a 10-0 shutout to the Lady Bearcats. The lone bright spot for the Lady Bears was 6th grader Elisabeth Huckelberry, who went two for three at the plate with a double. So far this season, she’s hitting almost .500.
On Friday, they opened play in the Capital Showcase in Frankfort with a 7-6 win over North Hardin. Coach Jimmy Thompson said they played one of their better games of the season in the win, with Karley King having a good day on the mound.On Saturday, the Bears faced off first with Boone County and fell 7-1. Thompson said they had way too many mental mistakes and failed to take advantage of some scoring opportunities. They then played eventual tournament champion Franklin County, losing 7-0
In their final game of the weekend, they played Boyle County, a top 15 team in the state. Thompson said the Lady Bears got their first two batters on base in the first inning, but were unable to get them home and then the Lady Rebels exploded for ten runs in the bottom of the first“They hit the ball good, but we also had a chance to get out of it with no runs scored. We made back to back errors and they hit a three run home run,” he said.
“We’ll learn from these games. We just need to get some games under our belts and I have to remember myself sometimes that we are a young team that is still learning.”The Lady Bears were slated to play Thomas Nelson at home on Tuesday and will be at Shelby County on Thursday, Bardstown on Friday with Nelson County scheduled to visit Spencer on Saturday.