SLIPPERY ROCK — Corry’s girls outhit Slippery Rock 5-4 in Monday’s region softball game.
But the host Lady Rockets scored twice in the second inning to pull out a 2-1 victory.
Jill Williams pitched a four-hitter to take another tough luck loss. Corry has only scored 11 runs in last five games even though she has only allowed 4.5 hits per game over that stretch, noted coach Bob Williams.
Only one of SR’s runs was earned as Corry lost on two consecutive errors.
Corry scored in the fifth when Monikah McCray led off with a single and was sacrificed to second on a Davia Fisher bunt. Lexi Cubero singled McCray home but she was stranded on second.
“It's a brutal stretch but I felt we made strides today with the bats,” said coach Williams. “I thought the bats made a turn for the better against a quality pitcher. We still need to swing at better pitches, but we are going to come out of this and when we do flood gates will open.
“Frank (Snyder) and I cannot say enough of just how great Jill continues to give everything she has every game,” he said. “Most pitchers would have folded and given up but she keeps getting better even though we have been stone cold with the bats. It has to be tough, but she goes out again and again and never quits and that is a testament to the hours she puts in.
“She and Kaylee Street have been excellent leaders and that will pay off for all the young girls we have on the roster,” claimed Williams. “Don’t give up on these ladies because we have not. We are going to Hickory (today) and get a win and still control grabbing a region title.”