The Lady Spartans softball team hosted the East Bladen Lady Eagles Tuesday evening. The cold weather seemed to prevent the Spartans from firing up on a the field, in what turned into a short, one inning match. East Bladen scored early and often to down the home nine by a big margin, 16-0.
The Lady Eagles dominated over their one turn at bat, sending Lady Eagle after Lady Eagle around the bases. They scored 16 runs in all till the Lady Spartans could finally get out of the jam.
When it was their turn to bat, the Lady Spartans just couldn’t hit the ball. After just four Lady Spartans took the plate, East Bladen only allowed 1 hit. East Bladen struck out the side in the first inning, and due to a time limit and mercy rule, the game was cut short to just one inning.
The two teams agreed that it was fine to call the game after what had happened in the opening frame.
Union head coach, Douglas Burley was very disappointed in his team during Tuesday’s game.
“I didn’t see a lot of effort tonight,” said Burley. “Coming off of spring break really hurt us, and we have to get back in the game if we expect to do any better.”
Burley went on to talk about getting his girls to buy in and how important it was for them to commit and play hard.
“The girls have potential. Now, we just have to find a way to get them all on the same page,” he concluded.
The Lady Spartans will travel across the county line on Friday, April 8, to play against the Lady Patriots of Pender.
Reach Anna Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org. Adam Capps contributed to this article.