The Waurika fast-pitch softball squad got its 2018 season underway Monday and the Lady Eagles dropped contests to Wilson and Elmore City-Pernell.
The Lady Eagles fell to the Lady Badgers from Elmore City-Pernell, 10-0, before losing to Wilson, 10-2, in the final of three contests.
Both games ended after five innings because of the run-rule.
Elmore City-Pernell defeated Wilson, 4-2, in the opening game of the day on Wilson’s home diamond.
Waurika was to have been back in action Tuesday at Velma-Alma (0-1) before traveling to Ryan today (weather permitting) to battle the Cowgirls in their season-opener.
Next Tuesday the Lady Eagles will host Empire in the season’s home opener. Both the high school and junior high squads will be in action and the games will begin at 4:30 p.m.
Waurika’s season will continue one week from today when the Lady Eagles will travel to Grandfield to meet the Lady Bearcats and Olustee. The contests will begin at 5:30 p.m.
Last Monday, Elmore City-Pernell scored early and often in moving to 2-0 on the young season.
The Lady Badgers took a 2-0 lead after the first inning and picked up a total of nine hits in the contest.
The Lady Eagles could get nothing going at the plate as they were limited to two hits – one each by Landry Forsyth and Gracie Walling.
Madison Roberson took the loss in the circle for coach Sloan Robertson’s squad. She gave up only six hits, but did not receive all the support from her fielders to be able to contain the Lady Badgers.
The Lady Eagles closed out the evening by allowing Wilson to explode for seven runs in the bottom of the third inning. Wilson collected six hits, including a triple and a double, to produce the big inning.
Wilson finished the game with 14 hits.
Waurika was able to produce two runs on just three hits for the game.
Walling suffered the loss for Waurika.
“We did so many good things,” Robertson said, “but we have some work to do.”