CACC handed early exit from ACCC playoffsPublished 10:24am Tuesday, May 7, 2013
One bad weekend has overshadowed season-long dominance.
The Central Alabama Lady Trojans softball team received an early exit from the Alabama Community College Conference playoffs despite winning its first game in typical fashion.
After waylaying the Jefferson Davis Lady Warhawks 10-2, the Lady Trojans (37-9) found themselves on the short end of a 10-inning classic, falling to Shelton State 1-0.
“This was not how we wanted to finish the season,” said CACC head softball coach Greg Shivers.
Alyssa Kornegay (18-6) pitched all 10 innings, but CACC was unable to put any runs on the board.
Shelton broke through when a hit took a bad hop and got by the Lady Trojans defense.
“After losing what was probably the game of the tournament, we kind of never recovered,” Shivers said.
Following the loss, CACC faced Enterprise State over the course of two days.
After three innings, the game was postponed because of rain.
Enterprise State ended up bouncing the Lady Trojans from the tournament by a score of 6-4.
“We came out a little flat,” Shivers said. “We went from being this close to where we wanted to be to being out of the winner’s bracket. After that Shelton State loss, we were a little bit deflated. But there’s no excuses. We didn’t get it done.”
Despite a bitter end to the year, Shivers said the team’s year as a whole was a positive one.
“This was a very enjoyable group to coach,” he said. “We got better as the year went on. Lindsay Broome and Alyssa (Kornegay) were fantastic for us. Taylor Clinkenbeard led the conference in steals, and Shannon Summers had a big year for us. It was great coaching these ladies this year.”