Twice having the bases loaded and only managing to score one run didn’t give the Henry County High School softball team much of a chance to hang close in a 10-1 loss to Clarksville Tuesday at the HCHS softball field.
The Lady Patriots also played Monday at Waverly where they scored a 7-5 win over the Lady Tigers.
Henry County is now 14-8 overall and 7-3 in District 10-AAA games. The Lady Patriots played host to Stewart County on Wednesday and are slated to travel to play Rossview tonight in Clarksville.
Saturday’s game with Lexington has been called off.
LADY WILDCATS 10, LADY PATRIOTS 1
Clarksville scored single runs in the second and third innings before striking for two in the fifth and four more in the sixth. The Lady Wildcats completed their scoring with two runs in the seventh against Lady Patriots hurler Emily Brown.
Henry County had the bases loaded with no outs in the second inning and failed to score. The Lady Patriots loaded the bases with one out in the fifth inning and scored one run when Katie Coffield walked but couldn’t push home any more runs in the contest.
Caroline Hudson had two base hits while Avery Cox singled and walked. Kinsley Nichols and Abby Gilstrap added base hits.
LADY PATRIOTS 7, LADY TIGERS 5
Henry County jumped in front at Waverly by scoring three times in the third inning. After Waverly posted two runs in the fourth frame, the Lady Patriots pushed home three in the fifth inning to go up 6-2. Waverly answered with three in the bottom of the fifth but Henry County finished off the win by scoring an insurance run in the seventh inning.
Hudson belted two home runs at Waverly to go with a single and she was hit by a pitch. She had four runs batted in.
Cox slugged a three-run homer and hit a single. Nichols had two hits and scored two runs.
Paige Roberts did the pitching for Henry County.