The Pilot Grove Lady Tigers softball team fell on the road Monday night against a good Salisbury team by a score of 6-2.
While the Lady Tigers have averaged about one game a week due to the rain, head coach Neal Bailey said not being able to play  has caused some consistency issues with the team.
“Our first time through the order we did not have very good plate appearances, but I thought the second time through we made good adjustments, we just weren’t able to string too many hits together,” Bailey said. “We had a few mistakes that cost us that we will get cleaned up in the coming days. It’s hard to beat a good team like that with the type of mistakes that we made, but the good thing is, I don’t think those mistakes will be made again, and it was a good game to get better with.”
Despite the loss, which dropped Pilot Grove to 4-2 overall, the Lady Tigers were every bit in the ballgame while trailing Salisbury by one only at 3-2 after four. However a three-run, fifth inning all but cost Pilot Grove any chance of winning the ballgame.
Samarah Bailey took the loss in the circle for Pilot Grove by giving up six runs on eight hits while striking out 11 batters. The loss was only the second of the season for Bailey, who has pitched in all six games this season.
Salisbury also out-hit Pilot Grove 8-4, three of which for extra bases with two doubles and one home run.
For the Lady Tigers, senior Emily Schupp went 2-for-3 with a single and a double. Melanie Wolfe homered and drove in two runs while Grace Phillips added a single.