Lady Bucs struggle in setback to the Lady Jackets

Published 9:08 am Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Bowling Green’s Lady Buccaneers had a rough contest Monday and lost to Oak Forest Academy 13-1 in a game that lasted just five innings.

Oak Forest got out of the gates quickly and made it tough on a young Bowling Green squad to come back. The Lady Jackets jumped out to a 7-0 lead through two after putting up four in the first and three more in the second. Bowling Green held Oak Forest scoreless in the third and then scored its only run with two of the young players teaming up for the tally. Freshman Cailee Fruge coaxed a walk and advanced to second on a passed ball. Fruge came home when seventh grader Allie McCain sent Fruge to the plate with a single to right field to make it 7-1.

McCain’s single was Bowling Green’s only hit. The Lady Jackets responded by putting up three runs apiece over the next two innings to force the mercy rule in the 13-1 win.

Bowling Green coach Pat King spoke about the contest.

“We didn’t hit the ball good enough, King said. “We made too many errors, throwing it and catching it. When that happens, you get beat. We learn from it and we move on.”

The setback had Bowling Green sitting with a 2-4 record at yesterday’s press time. The Lady Buccaneers faced Ben’s Ford Christian School, following yesterday’s press time.

Bowling Green is in a busy stretch of games. The Lady Bucs are at home tomorrow against Central Private and it’ll be the final chance to catch them at home for a while. Bowling Green takes to the road Saturday to play in the Amite School Center Tournament. After that, the schedule has them on the road against Silliman Institute Aug. 11, Ben’s Ford the next day and then the Silliman Tournament Aug. 16. The Lady Bucs’ next home game is Aug. 18 against Centreville with junior varsity beginning at 6 p.m.