By T.J. Morgan
Freelance Sports Writer
A late summer heat wave would send the heat index soaring last week, forcing the cancellation of Tuesday’s game against Clinton County. Thursday, while still scorching, the Lady Hornets would travel to Monroe County. Following a one-run game earlier in the month, this rematch was expected to be another contested battle.
The Lady Hornets offense would rally behind 11 walks from the Monroe County starter, also adding six hits on the night, just one short of their season total. While the Hornet offense would finally come alive scoring eight, the gloves would not bring the same flash Thursday night. Despite Rory Bragg only allowing two earned runs, five Lady Hornet errors would lead to 11 runs scored for the Lady Falcons. Although the night didn’t end in victory, the bat did come alive for Metcalfe standout LeeElla Boles, driving in four and scoring one off two hits and a walk.
The young Lady Hornets squad will look for their first victory of the season next week as they have a three-game slate scheduled. Monday and Wednesday Metcalfe will be at home against Caverna and Moss, then Thursday the Lady Hornets will travel to Cumberland County for a rematch with the Lady Panthers.