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Lady Cats can’t withstand Coalfield barrage

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The Oliver Springs Lady Bobcats couldn’t hold off the Coalfield Lady Jackets Tuesday evening, losing 13-1 in the second round of the District 3 Softball Tournament in Coalfield.

Things didn’t start well for Oliver Springs.

The Lady Cats could were sat down quickly in the top of the first.

If that wasn’t bad enough, the Lady Jackets didn’t have any trouble at the plate in the bottom of the inning.

Two errors in the field by Oliver Springs and a hit batsman loaded the bases.

Two singles and a fielder’s choice brought in three runs to make it 3-0 with only one out.

Three more runs crossed the plate for Coalfield before Lady Cat pitcher was able to field a grounder and toss the ball to first for the third out of the frame.

Oliver Springs was able to finally get a run in the third.

Faith McKee was awarded a base after getting plunked by a pitch.

McKinley Lowery came in as a courtesy runner. She advanced to second and then to third on passed balls.

Ella Hampton grounded out to third base, but was able to score Lowery to bring the score to 6-1.

The Lady Cats weren’t able to get anything else as the stanza ended.

The Lady Jacket bats came alive again in the bottom of the third scoring six runs on six hits and a number of base on balls.

Oliver Springs were able to get out of the inning with a double play.

A ball was hit to Mabel Johnson on third for a force out after she stepped on the bag. Johnson then rifled the ball across the diamond to get the hitter out for the third and final out of the inning.

Coalfield was able to score once more in the fourth.

After the runner crossed the plate the game was called by the officials.

The loss marks the first for the Lady Cats in the double-elimination tournament. They will return to action to take on Rockwood.