With one top seed knocked out of the championship round, the Lady Dragons went for No. 2 Jamestown in the title game. Unfortunately for Bunceton, they had little left as Jamestown led from the first inning on for a 17-7 victory.


The Bunceton Lady Dragons softball team may have been the No. 5 seed yesterday in the CCAA Tournament at Pilot Grove, but it didn’t stop them from knocking off top-seeded Pilot Grove in the semifinal round last night by a score of 15-10.

 

With one top seed knocked out of the championship round, the Lady Dragons went for No. 2 Jamestown in the title game. Unfortunately for Bunceton, they had little left as Jamestown led from the first inning on for a 17-7 victory.

 

While the Lady Dragons wound up finishing second in the tournament, head coach Roger Stone said the turning points in the championship game came in the first inning.

 

“Jamestown had the bases loaded in the first and their hitter hit the ball that hit the bag and rolled into left field and we mis-played it and all three runners scored,” Stone said. “We never recovered from that. We didn’t have the same intensity that we had in our first game and it cost us. We have to come ready to play each and every game. We struggled in all facets of the game. We picked up second place in the tournament after being seeded fifth. I was proud of the way the girls competed in this tournament but we have to have the same fire when districts start next week because Jamestown is who we play in the first round.”

In the third place game, Pilot Grove beat Otterville by a score of 16-1 in three innings.