Around the state, high school softball teams are going into April and the accelerated portions of their conference schedules. From this point forward, the season will move along quickly, and before we know it, the district, regional, and state tournaments will be upon us. The Paris Lady Eagles went into Monday’s non-conference game with Class 4A Lamar with a 6-6 record following two close losses last weekend in the Logan County tournament. Lamar defeated Hackett in the same tournament, just a few days after Hackett handily defeated Paris just before the Easter break.
So Monday’s sound defeat of Lamar by Paris was not expected by anyone. The two schools have a long history of being 3A conference rivals, and most expected a highly competitive game between the two proud programs. But the day belonged to Paris who could seemingly do no wrong, and for Lamar who couldn’t handle another dominating pitching performance by the Lady Eagles’ Jadyn Hart.
The Lady Eagles will return to their home field again this afternoon to resume conference play against the Cedarville Lady Pirates. The game is critical to both schools who are trying to keep pace with Hackett in divisional play. Paris will need some of the run production that it showed on Monday in today’s game with the Lady Pirates. Paris will travel to Charleston on Friday for a return match against the Lady Tigers that could have gone either way in their first meeting that resulted in a win for Paris. The loss to Hackett and the future game with Charleston on Friday makes today’s game extremely important for the Lady Eagles.
Today’s first pitch is scheduled for 5 p.m. Get your lawn chairs and come out to the ballpark to enjoy great high school softball! You can also listen to today’s baseball game at 4:30 p.m. on thesportsbrew.net when the Eagles host Cedarville across campus.
Resident Press will bring you complete coverage of today’s softball game with Cedarville in tomorrow evening’s online edition.
Additional photos from Monday’s softball game with Lamar are available on Facebook at Paris Eagles Sports. Fans from both schools are welcomed to view and / or copy the photos at no charge.
Today’s games are huge for both the Paris baseball and softball teams, and I hope to see all of you Paris fans out at the ballpark today!