BY BROOKE HINES –
On Friday, April 8th, at Union Bank Field, the Mena Ladycats came out for revenge on the Bauxite Miners, defeating them 1-0. When the teams recently met up at the Tournament of Champions, the Ladycats fell to the Miners 7 to 1. Nerves were prevalent in this game, but the Ladycats, as always, never gave up.
Throughout the game the Ladycats left a couple stranded on base multiple times but backed that up with their great defense on the field. Most of the game it was 3 up 3 down in both dugouts. Center fielder, Daryan Torix, made an exceptional throw in the fifth inning to catcher, Macy Brotherton, to throw a Miner out at home. This helped the momentum turn in the Ladycats’ favor and changed the course of the 0-0 ballgame.
The score stayed at 0 to 0 until the bottom of the seventh inning when, with a runner on base, Reagan Sikes was up to bat. She was able to get a piece of one that was hit right over the head of Bauxite’s first base. With Sikes’ RBI on one run across the plate, the game was over. The Ladycats won 1 to 0. Starting off with two wins, the Ladycats were set to play three more conference matches: Monday, April 11, at Arkadelphia, Wednesday, April 13 at Ashdown, and Friday, April 15 at home against Nashville.