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Lady ‘Cats defeated by Coosa, 12-6

Published 11:43am Monday, February 25, 2013

By Ed Bailey

A late-game collapse doomed the Lady Wildcats on the diamond as they lost 12-6 against the Central-Coosa Lady Cougars.
The setback places BRHS at 1-1 on the year.
“We didn’t play our best game,” BRHS head softball coach Tal Morrison said. “We weren’t as sharp defensively as we should have been.”
The wheels came off for the Lady Wildcats in the top of the seventh, after they took a 9-6 lead into the final stretch.
After allowing two baserunners on balls with no one out, Morrison pulled starter Taylor Hutto.
This ended up being the turning point of the contest. Morrison took responsibility for the result of the decision.
“We struggled to find the strike zone,” Morrison said. “I made a decision that didn’t work out for us.”
Pitching in the top of the seventh was shaky as location allowed the Cougars to claw back into the game.
“I don’t think we allowed a hit in that inning,” Morrison said.
Central-Coosa tacked on six runs during that inning .
The three-run deficit was too much for the Lady Wildcats to overcome.
“We weren’t able to connect with the ball in the bottom of the seventh,” Morrison said.
Despite the loss, Morrison said the team wasn’t too down about the loss, citing that the season was still in its infancy.
“We’ve got a lot of young players,” Morrison said. “It’s still early in the season. We’re going to be fine. We just have to keep working.”
Next up for the Lady Wildcats will be the CACC Softball Classic that takes place this weekend at the Sportsplex.
Morrison said that getting his pitching stable back on track would be important.
“We’re going to keep working in our pitchers,” Morrison said. “We need to get experience as we get closer to area play, which starts around Spring Break.”