5/14/2014 6:00:00 AM Lady Warriors fall short of finals
Darien Tubby slides safely into second base.
His Lady Warriors may have fallen short of reaching their goal of playing for the MHSAA Class 3A State Fast-Pitch Softball Championship, but his team's recent effort has left CCHS head coach Aaron Terrell very optimistic about the future.
"This was a really good year for us," said Terrell of his Lady Warriors, who finished the season at 18-9 after dropping a 9-1 decision to homestanding St. Patrick's on Monday to bring the 2014 season to a close. St. Patrick's also took a 7-4 win on Saturday to set up the sweep of the 3A South State Championship Series.
"They have a very good team, but we really hung with them on Saturday," Terrell said. "We had several chances, but just couldn't take advantage of them. We are proud of our season and are looking forward to next year. We are only losing one player who really started for us, so things look good."
Choctaw Central fell behind 5-0 in the second inning on Saturday, but fought back to cut it to 5-3, before St. Patrick's scored late to take the three-run win.
"We left the bases loaded four times in that game, including the last inning," Terrell said. "We were just one or two hits away from winning that game."
Lashayla McMillan had two hits to lead CCHS in Saturday's contest, while Betty Mingo and Lucretia Williams added a hit each.
Monday's contest was a little different, as St. Patrick's was in control from the outset. "They were really locked in tonight," Terrell said on Monday following the contest. "There wasn't much we could do with them. We had trouble getting people in scoring position most of the night."
Mingo, Jada Sockey and Darien Tubby had a hit each for CCHS in Monday night's game.