GHS softball edges Pleasant Home, 9-7

Published 5:52 pm Friday, April 9, 2010

Greenville High softball had another bittersweet victory Monday. The Tigers bested Pleasant Home 9-7, but coach Donna Sunnycab said the score doesn’t reflect the game accurately.

“We put the ball in play, but they made a lot of errors,” Sunnycalb said. “That’s how we ended up scoring a lot of our runs.”

The Tigers totaled seven hits for the evening. Cortnee Myers grabbed a triple, batting 2 for 3 and giving her the best average for the night. Adell Todd, Abby Blackmon, Daphne Moore and Nikia Powell all went 1 for 3.

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“I am still looking for that perfect game where we don’t make as many defensive errors,” Sunnycalb said.

Her team has a bad habit of giving up one bad inning, Sunnycalb said. During the Pleasant Home game, that inning would be the sixth, where the opposing squad managed to score 4 runs, more than they had the entire rest of the game.

“We just lose focus and don’t do the little things it takes to be successful,” Sunnycalb said.

Cortnee Meyers was on the mound for the Tigers and pitched all seven innings. She gave up se runs, none of which were earned, and 3 hits.

Sunnycalb said they have integrated exercises into practice to help her players respond better to pressure.

“We always work on pressure situations in practice to try to get the kids to focus more on getting that last out,” Sunnycalb said. - Austin Nelson