Fightin’ Maiden softball team of Jacksonville High School closed out the 2010 season by losing 16-1 to Henderson in a District 14-4A affair played in Jacksonville on Tuesday afternoon.
Henderson, who entered the game in a three-way tie for first in the loop standings, hopped on the Maidens early, scoring seven runs in the first inning before adding six more in the third.
Jacksonville (10-18-2, 0-10 in district) got their lone tally in the bottom half of the third inning.
Jaylyn Stone led off with a walk, Ashlii Jennings then followed with an infield hit.
Maidens’ leading hitter, Katelyn Standley, then followed by driving the ball back up the middle for a base hit which filled the bases.
Stone crossed the dish when Katelyn Arrington walked with the bases loaded.
Tierra Davis started and pitched two and a third innings to get the win for the Lady Lions while MacKenzie Crow took the loss for Jacksonville.
Crow surrendered 12 runs and was forced to leave the game early after fielding a line drive off her pitching hand in the third inning.
After going 10-8-2 in non-district action, the Maidens were unable to continue at that level in district play which led Jacksonville head coach Jason Mize to give this overview.
“A 30-game season is a long one,” he said. “We started losing (in district) and it is hard to shake out of it sometimes and confidence gets to be an issue.”
The Maidens overall showed much improvement after winning just two games in 2009.