It sure was a cold one for the Mansfield Lady Tigers Softball Team. With temperatures in the lower thirties, the girls gave it their best in last nights game against Northside. Getting off to a rough start, Northside made nine runs in the first inning with Mansfield bringing in zero.
In the second and third innings, Northside had added four more runs. The game was called shortly after with the final score reading 13-0 Northside. “We use most of our first 5 non-conference games for practice opportunities and ways to get better,” says Head Coach Kent Elmore. “It also allows me to better evaluate who I can rely on at different positions.”
“My seniors hit the ball well but the bottom half of our lineup has to improve. I am still trying to fill in some big holes and seeing what players want to step up,” said Coach Elmore. Leading the team was Caroline Nicodemus and Rylea Weaver who each made some good hits and went 1-2. “Cold weather really played a factor last night, our girls just didn’t have the mental toughness needed for that situation.”
Hopefully, the Lady Tigers can catch a break from Mother Nature as they compete in tomorrows Pottsville Classic. Mansfield will play at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. against Clinton and Pottsville JV.