So far this season the Pilot Grove Lady Tigers softball team has been feast or famine when it comes to scoring runs.
While dropping to 2-3 on the season after Thursday night’s 10-0 loss against Salisbury, the Lady Tigers have been outscored 37-5 in three games. Meanwhile, in their two wins, Pilot Grove has outscored its opponents 22-5.
Pilot Grove coach Neal Bailey said the girls couldn’t get anything consistent going on either side of the ball.
“The majority of the reason for that is I have a lot of the girls working out of their comfort zone right now and it’s going to take a little time to get settled in,” Bailey said. “It’s asking a lot of the girls to play at a high level in situations they are not accustomed to and I take full responsibility for the inconsistent play. It’s early and we have time to get settled in, but until then, we are going to have some misplays like the few we had to start the game. Eliminate those few plays, and it would have been a different game. Overall, it was a good game for us to have this early in the season to build on.”
Of course it didn’t help that Pilot Grove spotted Salisbury a 4-0 lead in the first inning. But even then the Lady Tigers were still in the ballgame until the final three innings as Salisbury tacked on six more runs.
Wooldridge picked up the win in the circle for Salisbury while Melanie Wolfe took the loss for Pilot Grove. In six innings, Wolfe gave up 10 runs on eight hits and four walks while striking out six batters.
Salisbury also out-hit Pilot Grove 8-2, with King going 3-for-4 with three singles and one RBI. Wooldridge doubled and drove in one run.
For Pilot Grove, Emily Schupp and Reagan Walker each had one single.