JA Fast Pitch Softball vs Hillcrest Christian Recap

August 6, 2014 / ALL NEWS
The Lady Raiders attempted to host Clinton Christian for their second meeting of the 2014 season,but was denied revenge due to the weather on Monday.  Tuesday, the Lady Raiders traveled to their first conference game of the 2014 season to compete against 4th ranked Hillcrest Christian School.  Facing the best pitcher they’ve seen so far this season, the Lady Raiders continue to show positive effort on offense.  Striking out only 5 times out of 22 plate attempts, the Lady Raiders kept their contact rate above 75% but was only able to log four hits.  Mary Lindley Tharp and Kathryn Butler each provided a hit and Columbia Holeman added two more.
With no RBIs for the Lady Raiders this game, they never gave up.  In the last inning, Holeman and Delaney Wallace were able to put a tick each in the score column with some aggressive base-running, but it wasn’t enough as the Lady Raiders fell to Hillcrest 8-2.
Defensively, JA kept the errors down to just one and Robyn Hadden was playing heads up at second base, logging an unassisted double play.  The Lady Raiders host Jackson Prep on Wednesday at 4:30pm.