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Ladycats Suffer First Loss, then Bounce Back

BY BROOKE HINES –

The Mena Ladycats are back in full action this week. Monday started with a game that had been previously postponed from Friday due to a rainout. The Ladycats played at Greenwood where Junior Lexi Brooks took the mound and had 10 strikeouts. Although they had great defense on the field, The Ladycats couldn’t seem to get their bats going in the box and received their first loss of the season to Greenwood with a score of 1 to 0.

 Tuesday the Ladycats turned around to play on home turf, in Union Bank Park. Class 3A Booneville came out ready to give the Ladycats a good run. Pitcher Jordan Ward was ready to battle. She worked her inside pitches all night, making the Booneville Bearcats struggle to get a hold of the ball. She earned 7 strikeouts during the game and pitched all 7 innings. The Ladycats came out scoring 3 before the Booneville Bearcats could score one in the fourth inning. Macy Brotherton and Daryan Torix had 3 hits each and Brotherton received 3 RBI’s. With a 6th inning burst they finished 7 to 1 over the Booneville Bearcats.

 Friday and Saturday the Mena Ladycats will play in “The Tournament of Champions” in North Little Rock. They will play Violonia at 5:45 on Friday and are guaranteed 3 games in this tournament.

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