Avenging a loss to Bridgeport was certainly what the doctor ordered on Monday night as the Lady Tigers took care of business with a 14-8 win over the Lady Bulldogs at Shadyside.
Inconsistency in their defensive play have played a major role in the Tigers losses. In all four of the losses the LT’s have seen double digit fielding errors. Head coach Jillian Ongley acknowledges the problem noting that young softball team needs to tighten up the defense. “Five is still too many. They’re coming from key players and it’s just not their normal thing,” said Ongley.
The difference, once again, proved to be the offensive prowess that the offense possesses. Once again it responded with a 15 hit barrage which saw everyone in the batting order with a hit except one.
Once again, Super Soph, Kaitlyn Weaver posted the win. Weaver started on the mound for the Tigers but Ongley opted for senior Samantha Rosser in the fourth who pitched two innings before giving way to Weaver. Weaver shut the door on seven, walked four and hit a batter.
Some of the big bats for the game were Weaver herself with a triple, single and RBI’s, while junior shortstop had a big day also, She hit for two singles, a double and scored three runs. Haleigh Osman also swung the bat well with two singles and three RBI’s.
The Tigers currently hold the third OVAC playoff spot with Clay Battelle right on their tale in 2A. They look to avenge another loss this evening at 2nd place Toronto.