BY BROOKE HINES –
The Mena Ladycat softball team escaped the Nashville Scrappers on Friday at Union Bank Park, after the Area 14 Track & Field Special Olympics was held at Bearcat Stadium. Ladycats continued their tradition of volunteering at the Area 14 Special Olympics. The Ladycats were appropriately in charge of the Special Olympics Softball Toss and the Long Jump. This year proved to be quite the inspiration for the ladies on a big game day.
Nashville is a very competitive opponent in the conference. Ladycats jumped out in the first and second inning by scoring. They played great defense not allowing the Scrappers to score. Mena got six hits scoring two runs, while Nashville got three hits with no chance to score. Jordan Ward lead the team with nine strikeouts, Sealy Thigpen with one RBI, and Kristen Kesterson earning two hits.
To see the Ladycats back in action they will be in Arkadelphia on Wednesday, Thursday in Dardanelle, and Friday in Mena against Waldron.