Lady Dawgs slump after facing tough competition
The Culver Lady Dawgs played five games last week against some tough opponents, losing all five games.
Culver played at Regis in a doubleheader April 29, losing 32-14 and 18-9.
"We just had trouble hitting the gaps and our defense was pretty solid," head coach Shelly Brown said. "Lindsey Lamb had a great game at first base. She caught two outs in foul territory and had a single and a double in the first game."
"The kids battled and we did have some good plays," she said. "We just struggled hitting and had a couple bad innings defensively, but it was a winnable game. The team just didn't capitalize."
The Lady Dawgs played a tough Kennedy team (14-3 overall, 12-0 league play) in a doubleheader May 1, losing 13-0 and 18-0.
"Their pitchers are awesome," Brown said. "They have speed, accuracy, different pitches and this is the fastest pitching these kids have seen and will see all year. The team could not get the bat on the ball. The pitchers were just really good."
Culver kept their busy week going, hosting Jefferson May 3, losing 22-9.
"We just fell apart all the way around the board," said Brown. "The team had quite a few errors on defense and they got really down on themselves. They couldn't pick themselves back up and our bats were not very strong. It was a rough day all over. The team had only nine players, so everyone had to work a ton. We just need to be more positive."
The Lady Dawgs travel to the Sheridan area to face the Delphian Dragons at 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 8. They host Western Christian at 4 p.m. Friday, May 10, and travel to Santiam May 14.
"We are going to work on batting and defense, being a little more wise when the ball comes to them," Brown said. "Working on your basic fundamental softball, with communication and a positive attitude — that is all I can ask