The Lady Spartans softball team hosted the Wallace-Rose Hill Bulldogs Tuesday evening. The Lady Spartans were plagued by some tough breaks in the field and some cold bats, as they could never really get into the game. The game was cut short to just two innings thanks to a mercy rule.
The Lady Bulldogs got a huge lead on the Lady Spartans in the first inning, as they batted around a couple of times to take an overwhelming 16-0 lead.
The Lady Spartans just couldn’t seem to field any of the Lady Bulldogs’ hits. When Union came up to bat, they were quickly retired.
In the second inning, Lady Spartan Alison Alphin finally got a hit for her team, but was tagged out as she tried to take second base. Wallace had already added 3 runs in their half of the inning, and clung to the 19-0 cushion as the game was called early.
Union’s Doug Burley was not happy with the outcome of the game, but has praised the attitude of his girls despite a tough season.
“You have to give it to these girls,” he said. “They come out to practice and work hard and do their best to get better. It’s easy to do that when things are going well, but the way they keep their head up and keep on working hard, that says a lot about who they are, and I really like that about my team.”
The Lady Spartans had another game at home on Thursday, March 24 against the Lady Clinton Dark Horses. Information was not available at press time, but will be on www.clintonnc.com and in Sunday’s Sampson Independent.
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