By T.J. Morgan
Freelance Sports Writer
Metcalfe County Middle School Softball brought excitement to the Hornet faithful in attendance last Tuesday. Facing the Monroe Falcons, Rory Bragg brought her A game, not issuing a walk on the day or allowing an earned run. Although her counterpart would issue 10 walks, the Lady Hornets would struggle making runs out of runners, with their lone hit and RBI coming off the bat of LeeElla Boles. The scoreboard would read like a heavy weight pitcher’s duel. Monroe would jump out to open the top half of the first 1-0. In the bottom of the second Metcalfe would answer, tying it up 1-1. After posting zeros in the third and fourth, the Falcons would cross the plate in the fifth, 2-1. The Lady Hornets would quickly answer in the home half of the fifth, 2-2. Following international rules for extra innings, the lead runner would cross for the Falcons in the sixth and the Lady Hornets would be unable to answer in the bottom.
Although Metcalfe didn’t come out ahead Tuesday, they showed they have pieces present for future success. With three weeks remaining in the season the bats will look to come alive for the Lady Hornets as they are averaging just under a run and a half scored per game. Win or loss this season, we can be confident there are girls wearing maroon this fall that will lead the Hornet Softball program back to a place of prominence.
The Lady Hornets finished the week in Glasgow for a road matchup with the Lady Scotties. Fighting an away team strike zone and six errors, Metcalfe would give up 11 runs. On the offense end, the Lady Hornets would post a blank in the hit and run column.
Metcalfe will look to rebound Tuesday against Clinton County and on the road Thursday at Monroe County.