Lady Tigers wrap up regular season with loss to Kuna

Thursday, May 8, 2014

The Mountain Home Lady Tigers closed out their regular season schedule with a 14-3 loss to Kuna last Wednesday at Memmelaar Field in Mountain Home.

The Lady Tigers put up a run in the bottom of the first, but Kuna answered with seven runs in the second inning. Mountain Home scored twice in the third to cut it to 7-3, but Kuna got a run in the fourth and six more in the fifth to end it after five.

Despite the loss, the coach saw some positives to build on for district.

"The thing I'm most proud of is we put a couple of girls out there that hadn't played much -- Bridget (Black) and Angelita (Main) -- and they did the job, everything we asked, the little things," he said. "They moved, they backed up, they didn't let any balls get by them, so in that respect, being two seniors, it was nice to see them have that opportunity and play well to end their regular season here at Memmelaar Field."

The Lady Tigers finish the regular season 6-16 overall and 5-11 in conference play, which gives them the number seven seed going into the District III 4A softball tourney. They opened the tournament at Bishop Kelly on Monday against the second-seeded Lady Knights.

The district tourney started with games Monday and Tuesday at the higher seeds. The tourney moves to Middleton this Wednesday and Thursday, with the third-place game at 5 p.m. Thursday and the championship game at 7 p.m. The top three teams at district will advance to state.

The Mountain Home News continues its series of looking at the Lady Tigers softball team

Angie Shockey

Angie Shockey is a junior outfielder for the Lady Tigers. The daughter of Steve and Sally Shockey, her hobbies include "hunting, fishing, riding horses and skateboarding."

Her goals for the season include "make it to state and win (and) improve myself and be the best I can be. Listen to the coaches and take their advice and learn from it."

Concerning her goals for the future, Angie has both short-term and long-term goals.

Her short-term goals include "continue to play softball, get good grades, and graduate high school with a 4.0."

Her-long term goals include "go to college, become a teacher and eventually marry and have kids. Possibly join a co-ed softball team, or, if the opportunity is there, play in college and possibly coach in the future.

Kalleen Hodgerson

Kalleen Hodgerson is a junior catcher and outfielder for the Lady Tigers. The daughter of Kevin and Debra Hodgerson, her hobbies include volleyball, fishing and softball.

Her goals for the season include "turning hips with hitting and (making it to) state for sure." Her future goals include "(becoming a) physical therapist, getting married and be involved with sports."

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