By Taylor Lockard and Elizabeth O’Farrell
The Louisiana Bulldogs softball squad breezed through the first three innings before running into trouble against Wright City on Tuesday, Sept. 11. When the home game ended, the Wildcats had bested the Lady Bulldogs 12-8.
The Lady Bulldogs scored seven runs in the first three innings while holding the Wildcats to two.
“I think the fourth inning saw us make a few fielding mistakes and mental errors,” said Coach Bill Capps.
“We were able to give Wright City some momentum at that point, and our girls struggled to regain their composure.”
By the seventh inning, the Wildcats had caught up with the Lady Bulldogs and passed them with four runs in the eighth.
Despite the outcome, Capps said the night was one of their better ones with the way their order hit.
Capps singled out freshman Australia Monjaraz, who figured in the batting order for the first time at the varsity level, going 3-4 at the plate.
“Going forward,” Capps said, “we have to learn how to win games. We have to be able to brush off mistakes and continue without a let down.”