Lady Cougar Comeback Bid Falls ShortTwo runs in the fourth inning proved to be the difference in
the South Central softball team’s 5-4 loss to Effingham St. Anthony Wednesday.
The Lady Cougars took a 3-2 lead in the third inning but St.
Anthony scored three unanswered runs over the next four innings to secure a
lead. South Central scored one run in the bottom of the seventh but was unable
to tie the game or win in walk-off fashion.
Abby King pitched for the Lady Cougars, tossing six innings
and giving up five runs on seven hits. Three runs were earned. King walked four
and struck out three.
King helped herself at the plate, going 2-4 with a pair of
singles, an RBI, and scoring a run. Macie Cain, Bailey Ritter, and Sierra Gunnels
also had two hits apiece.
South Central is 3-10 overall and 2-4 in the NTC.
Cougars face the Windsor/St. Elmo loser Friday.
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