Lady Diamond Softball
The Centura/Central Valley Lady Diamonds (6-11) played three games in the eight team North Platte Softball Classic against three larger schools last Saturday.
Although CCV had a long drive home with three losses from the day, the coaches were proud of the way the girls performed. Their hitting was much better than it had been the past few games. We just need to concentrate on cutting down our fielding errors and just continue working on our mental toughness.
Scottsbluff 12, CCV 4
In their first game of the day CCV was defeated by Scottsbluff (11-8) 12 to 4.
CCV took an early 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning as Kilee Ackles and Allyson Dugan each singled. Ackles scored on a ground out by Ragan Wood and Dugan scored on a single by Shelby Behnk.
CCV tied the game at 3-3 in the top of the third inning on an over the fence home run by Shelby Behnk.
The bottom of the third inning was disastrous when Scottsbluff scored 8 runs as CCV could not catch a break.
CCV had 6 hits. Kilee Ackles and Shelby Behnk each had two hits, while Allyson Dugan and Molly Nitsch each had one hit.
CCV 202 1 = 4 r, 6 h, 3 e
Scott 218 1 = 12r, 8 h, 2 e
Chadron 14, CCV 5
In their second game of the day Saturday CCV was defeated by Chadron (7-12) 14 to 5.
CCV took a 4-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning as Allyson Dugan doubled, Kilee Ackles and Shelby Behnk each singled. A ground out by Reilly Young scored a run, and Ragan Wood tripled and then scored on a passes ball. Brylee Barr also had a triple in the inning.
CCV got their other run in the third inning as Reilly Young doubled, advanced to third on a ground out by Ragan Wood and scored on a ground out by Brylee Barr.
CCV had ten hits in this game. Two each by Allyson Dugan, Kilee Ackles and Shelby Behnk, with Reilly Young, Ragan Wood, Brylee Barr and Molly Nitsch.
Chadron 033 62 = 14 r, 16 h, 1 e
CCV 401 00 = 5 r, 10 h, 3 e
Lexington 4, CCV 1
The final game of the day saw Lexington (7-10) pick up their second win of the season over CCV 4 to 1 on Saturday. (The first game the score was 10-4).
CCV got their lone run in the bottom of the fifth inning as Shelby Budde singled, took second on a sacrifice bunt by Molly Nitsch, with Allyson Dugan and Samantha Sokol following with singles.
CCV had five hits, all singles. Allyson Dugan had 2, while Samantha Sokkol, Kilee Ackles and Shelby Budde each had 1.
Shelby Behnk pitched the entire 5 innings, allowing 6 hits, walking 2 and striking out 3.
LXNG 112 00 = 4 r, 6 h, 2 e
CCV 000 01 = 1 r, 5 h, 2 e
Articles written by John Smyth