Lady Tigers lose to Ridgevue

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Six errors proved costly as the Lady Tigers fell to Ridgevue in five innings on Friday.

With both teams battling persistent rain showers, the Lady Warhawks posted three runs at the top of the second and added another in the third while keeping Mountain Home off the scoreboard.

Ridgevue then erupted with six additional runs at the top of the fourth before the Lady Tigers scored at the bottom of the inning. Mountain Home added another at the bottom of the fifth but came up short with the game ending due to the 10-run rule.

"I was very disappointed in the way we performed today," said Coach Ron Nicolosi. "Our girls were not ready to play for some reason."

Offensively, the Lady Tigers had no desire at the plate, according to Nicolosi, who said there was no excuse for 12 strikeouts.

"Defensively, we took a few steps backward," the coach said. "Routine plays keeps this game very close. I don't consider the weather an excuse; they had to play in it, also. This was not they way we wanted to start conference play."

Jaden Lancaster led the Lady Tigers on the mound with one strikeout along with 11 first-strike pitches in five innings of play. Shayla Reed was credited with the team's sole walk of the game.

The Lady Tigers hit to the road this Friday as they head to Nampa to compete in the Sugar Town Tournament. They then travel to Vallivue on Monday for a 5 p.m. contest before they return home on April 5 to host Caldwell's Lady Cougars for a 5 p.m. game at East Side Park.

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