They’re waiting for the good times. The Lady Warriors have already had some bad.
LaGrange Academy softball took another nosedive with an 8-3 setback to Trinity Christian on Thursday night at Charles Parker Field. The bad did outweigh the good for the Lady Warriors, who are 0-2 and pressing the issue.
From the freshmen to the seniors, the Lady Warriors know why they are off to a raw and untidy start this season. It was more of the softball same for LaGrange Academy, which still remains optimistic and resilient.
The Lady Warriors are bothered by the losses. They do expect to win in time. This softball team at La-Grange Academy is unresolved but fixable.
“We need to fine tune. We’re making mistakes,” said Lady Warrior senior center fielder Sydney Emerson.
LaGrange Academy junior Reagan Terry is still playing some hard-nosed softball in between the losses.
“Our pitching is good. We have good hand-eye coordination. We have good ball movement, but we are nervous,” said Terry.
Laney Anderson, the senior third baseman for the Lady Warriors, sees some good and not so good for the LaGrange Academy softball squad.
“We’re hitting the ball, but we still need more confidence,” said Anderson.
And in Emerson’s softball eyes, “We’re trying to get better, but we are rebuilding.”
The Lady Warriors still had a 3-1 lead in the bottom of the first inning against the Trinity Christian Lady Lions. LaGrange Academy rallied behind a Terry single, a stolen base, a Leah Major walk and a base-on-balls from sophomore catcher Felicity Liechty.
That loaded the bases for the Lady Warriors. Anderson followed with a two-run single, which put LaGrange Academy on top, 2-1. Freshman Megan Allen also scored for the Lady Warriors in the inning to give LaGrange Academy a 3-1 advantage.
But the Lady Warriors could not hold that lead. Trinity Christian came back with one run in the second inning on senior Caroline Dalton’s RBI double. La-Grange Academy still had a 3-2 lead, but the Lady Lions tied the contest at 3-3 in the top of the third on a Claire Carson single, a Heather Long base hit and a Lady Warrior fielding error.
Trinity Christian would break the tie just an inning later with a 4-3 lead. The Lady Lions’ Brianna Boyd scored sophomore Emily King on an RBI sacrifice fly. King singled to left field to start the rally in the top of the fourth inning.
The Lady Lions would then break the game open with a four-run spurt in the sixth inning. Trinity Christian grabbed a 7-3 lead after a Claire Carson run-scoring double, a Lady Lion stolen base and three LaGrange Academy errors.
LaGrange Academy was swinging the aluminum sticks, however. Anderson had two of the three Lady Warrior hits in the game with a first inning single and a double in the bottom of the fourth. Reagan Terry had a LaGrange Academy hit, too, with her first inning single.
Terry played first base and pitched for the Lady Warriors in the loss to Trinity Christian. Terry also made good contact in the batter’s box.
Senior shortstop Leah Major makes a play for the Lady Warriors in their 8-3 defeat to Trinity Christian School on Thursday night at LaGrange Academy.
Chris Fernsler Sports Writer