Comet softball falls in low scoring affair to Hawks

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The Cardinal Comets fell to the Central Lee Hawks 2-0

The first inning saw both teams get a runner on base but both would be stranded. Over the next four innings 11 of 12 Comet batters who came to the plate would be retired. The only exception was an error committed in the second inning by the Hawks. Over that span Comet pitcher Nicoa McClure hold the Hawk offense down as she would retire 10 in a row before keeping Hawk traffic from scoring in the fifth. The Hawks would break through for the deciding runs in the top of the sixth inning. The runs would come into score after an error had the second batter of the sixth on for the Hawks. Later in the inning they would tally three hits and drive in two runs to lead 2-0 going to the bottom of the sixth. Both pitchers would retire the side in order in the bottom of the sixth and top of the seventh. The Comets would see a couple of runners get on in the seventh but would not score as the Hawks went on to win 2-0

Comet Softball Head Coach Sabrina Morrison said after the loss, “Keep pounding hard girls, the hits are going to start falling into the gaps. Goals are attained not by strength but by perseverance.”

Stat leaders for the Comets: Nicoa McClure–7IP, 5H, 2R, 0ER, 2K; Emma Becker had the only hit for the Comets; and Brinlee Ostrander had the only walk for the Comets

The loss drops the Comets to 4-7/3-2 and win moves the Hawks to 7-2/5-1

Up next for the Comets they travel to Highland on Wednesday night, for the Hawks they travel to Highland on Thursday night

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