BUCKLEYS CREEK - The Betsy Layne Ladycats flirted with their first win on Tuesday (April 10). Host Pike County Central, however, managed to hold off the Ladycats when the two longtime 15th Region softball rivals met. Pike Central was able to edge the Ladycats 1-0 in the non-district matchup.
Thanks to the win, Pike Central improved to 4-8.
With the loss, Betsy Layne dropped to 0-9.
The Lady Hawks plated the game’s lone run in the fourth inning.
Betsy Layne had its chances in the loss. The Ladycats outnumbered Pike County 28-24 in at-bats.
Betsy Layne had seven hits. Offensively, Timera Thacker led Betsy Layne with two singles.
Brandy Morrow, Chloe Johnson, TJ Tackett, Kennedy Bias and Eddi Akers each had one hit for the Ladycats.
Summer Johnson reached base on a walk for Betsy Layne in the short effort.
The Ladycats outhit Pike Central 7-5. Pike Central had four singles and a double in the victory.
Morrow, a freshman pitcher, suffered the loss.
“With each game we play, I see great improvement,” Betsy Layne Coach Gloria Mullins commented, following her team’s solid outing. “Our pitcher, Brandy Morrow, has found her rhythm now and with that we are able to see the difference in our infield and outfield. They are fielding the ball really well and have made some great plays.”