Ada — SOFTBALL
At Rattan Festival
Valliant 11, Latta 5
LATTA 002 30 — 5 9 1
VALLIANT 061 40 — 11 13 2
Harrington and Jefferson. Jordyn Scott and Anna Wood. WP-Harrington. LP-Scott. HR-Bain, Bohannan (V), 2B-Jamerson 2, Gohanan (V); Scott, Humphrey (L). HL-Bain 1-3, RS, 2 RBIs; Jamerson 2-3, 2 RS, 3 RBIs; Bohanan 3-3, 2 RS, RBI; Jamels 2-2, 2 RS, RBI (V); Matison Worcester 1-3, RS, RBI; Anna Wood 1-3, RS; Savanna Humphrey 2-2, 2 RS, 3 RBIs (L).
NOTEWORTHY: The Latta Lady Panthers were a little rusty after just stepping off the basketball court (after a Class 2A State Tournament appearance) and on to the softball field without a full practice under their belts. Valliant (No. 6 in Class 5A) outhit Latta 13-9. Savanna Humphrey was a bright spot at the plate, finishing 2-for-2 with three RBIs and two runs scored. Latta scored three runs in the top of the fourth to get within 7-5 but Valliant answered with four runs in the bottom of the inning to pull away.
Hugo 9, Latta 5
HUGO 303 21 — 9 13 3
LATTA 112 10 — 5 10 4
Caswell and Anderson. Bailey Eckert and Anna Wood. WP-Caswell. LP-Eckert. HR-Clinton, Davidson (H); Wood (L). 2B-Pence, Davidson (H); Chelsea Alexander (L). HL-Pence 1-3, RS; Simpson 3-3, 3 RS; Clinton 3-3, 3 RS, 5 RBIs; Davidson 3-3, RS, 2 RBIs; Cuswell 2-3 (H); Alexander 1-2, RS; Matison Worcester 2-3; Maria Priest 2-3, RS, RBI; Jordyn Scott 1-3, RS, RBI, Madison Abney 1-3, RBI; Maebree Abney 1-3, RBI; Wood 1-2, RS, RBI (L).
NOTEWORTHY: Latta was outhit 13-10 in the second game of the day and fell to Hugo 9-5. Chelsea Alexander doubled in the first and later scored. Anna Wood hit a solo home run in the second to cut the score to 3-2, but Hugo tacked on two more runs in the fourth and a single run in the fifth. The Lady Panthers had trouble stringing hits together to score runs.
COACHES QUOTE: “It is early and we have a lot to work on. They just stepped off the basketball court and with the rain over the weekend, we did not have a chance to get on the field to practice. These games give us an idea of what we need to focus on,” — Latta head coach Jim Foster.