Dadeville defeats Lady Aggies, 5-2Published 10:41am Thursday, March 6, 2014
Below are recaps of Dadeville softball’s most recent action:
DHS 5, Sylacauga 2 (March 4)
In their most recent outing, Dadeville bested Sylacauga 5-2. This game saw the bats start to come around for the Lady Tigers.
“Sylacauga has improved a lot,” Caldwell said. “But we played well. We can always get better, though. We left a bunch of runners on base, and going forward we have to take advantage of those situations. When they get on, we’ve got to score them, whether that’s with sacrifice bunts or hitting behind them to advance them on the bases. Lord knows we have a lot of areas where we can improve.”
Jodie Caldwell got the win, while Bailey Smith and Rachel Cook each collected two hits.
Sierra Wyckoff also collected a hit.
“(Smith, Cook and Wyckoff) are three of our players that hadn’t been hitting the ball well,” B. Caldwell said. “So to see them get those hits is a good sign.”
The Lady Tigers expect to use the win as momentum as they pay a visit to a reeling Benjamin Russell Lady Wildcats team Thursday.
Shelby Rice, who rapped a triple during the win over Sylacauga, is set to get the start as the Lady Tigers want to build a rotation behind their ace, J. Caldwell.
“I think she’s going to do well,” B. Caldwell said of Rice. “We’re hoping to stay on a rotation, and Shelby’s a good, consistent pitcher for us.”
Benjamin Russell and Dadeville will clash at 6 p.m., pending weather as the forecast calls for rain.
DHS 2-3 in Auburn tourney (Feb. 28-March 1)
After a 2-3 record in the Auburn Spring Invitational this past weekend, the Dadeville Lady Tigers continue to scrap through the season.
DHS softball coach Brownie Caldwell said the team gained some positives from the weekend slate.
“We did OK,” she said. “ We held our own. It wasn’t great, as we’ve been battling some injuries as of late, but we did a lot better than we did in the CACC Softball Classic.”