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Edgewood edges out Fort Dale in fourth

Fort Dale softball suffered another loss against Edgewood, despite hanging keeping the game close for several innings.

The Eagles lost 9-3.

Coach Scarlett Anderson was disappointed with the outing.

“We played against them in the Hooper tournament and didn’t do so bad,” Anderson said. “But when they came to us, I don’t know what happened.”

Anderson said Edgewood jumped to an early lead, scoring 3 runs in the first inning. FDA answered in the second with 3 runs of their own, but Edgewood scored another run, making it 3-4.

Anderson said the game stayed that way until the fourth inning, when it all when wrong.

“The pitcher was pretty fast, but we were hitting against her,” Anderson said. “She noticed we were hitting her, so she started throwing change-ups.”

Though the Eagles had figured out the pitcher’s fastball, Anderson said they were unable to hit her change-up. The Eagles failed to add any runs to their tally, and Edgewood prevailed, 9-3.

Anderson said her girls are still making errors that they shouldn’t. Also, she said she is still playing with her lineup.

“We got players that play multiple positions that we are still trying to figure out where they should be,” Anderson said.

Despite the mistakes, Anderson said they are still doing a few things right. Colby Benson, an eighth-grader, did well both in the field and at bat.

If the Eagles are going to start posting wins to their record, they are going to have to avoid the little blunders, Anderson said.

“You can have a perfect game starting out, but sometimes that one inning can mess it all up.”