Lady Bombers struggle on the clay | Sports | The Press and Standard
by The Press and Standard | April 15, 2016 5:00 pm
Last Updated: April 13, 2016 at 4:20 pm
By CINDY CROSBY
The 10U ECBA Lady Bombers competed in the WFC Spring Fling held at the ACE Basin Sports Complex this weekend. In their first tournament in the 10U age group — comprised of all local players — the Lady Bombers struggled on the clay.
Coach Daniel Cox, who enters his third travel season coaching many of the same girls, expected it would take some adjustment in the jump up from coach pitch. “I expected the girls to have a tough run this weekend,” said Cox. “It was our first tournament as 10U and with us not adding second-year players that could pitch or catch, I knew we would have a tough run. We have a lot of things to work on. By the end of the summer, I expect we will be back where we were at the end of last year, but it is going to take work from the girls.”
The Lady Bombers started this weekend playing the Carolina Fire and Lowcountry Legends in pool games. Against the Fire, the Bombers fell flat and were not able to generate much offense. After a couple of errors on defense, the Bombers were handed their first loss of the 2016 softball season in an 11-0 shut-out. Later in the morning, the Bombers faced the Legends and were able to, initially, match up on offense. But errors at the plate and the first-base corner allowed the Legends to pull ahead for a 12-5 win.
In bracket play, the Bombers faced the Fire 05 in game one. They came out strong in the second inning, but after four innings, the Fire put the game away 12-2. Following a loss to the Carolina Mojo, the Bombers were eliminated from the tournament.