Southside stuggles continue

Published 11:57 pm Friday, April 18, 2014



The Seahawks added another tough loss to their resume on Friday, assertively losing to Bear Grass, 18-5.

“We had moments of ok-ness, some good plays, made a lot of errors and left 21 base runners on,” said head coach John Lohman. “You’re not going to win games that way.”

Bear Grass jumped out to an early 3-0 lead in the first inning when Morgan Whicher, Taylor Lilly and Becky Rogers all singled and scored.

Southside answered in the bottom half of the frame, as Rogers struggling with her command. The Bears’ starter walked four of the first five batters, and Danielle Clark capitalized by knocking in the first two runs of the game for Southside with a single. The walks continued in the second, but Rogers allowed just one run, stranding three Seahawks.

Bear Grass put the game out of reach with a four-run second, as Whicher, Kayce Akers, Lilley and Rogers all crossed home plate.

The offense would continue for the Bears, who opened up the lead with a two-run third, two-run second, three-run fifth and four-run sixth, bringing their tally to 18 runs.

Tia Hardy and Haley Jensen scored the final two runs for Southside in the fourth inning on two defensive miscues by the Bears.

“We grew for a while, then we regressed and now we’re back to playing where we’re not quitting at least,” said Lohman, referring to the substandard season. “We had some quitting going on in other games, but you can’t do that. Even when things go back, you have to fight through it.”

Southside will face Lejeune Wednesday, April 30 after spring break.