Poor fielding continues to hurt TrinityPublished 12:01am Saturday, August 3, 2013
NATCHEZ — Trinity Episcopal Day School softball head coach Miranda Doughty said the Lady Saints did themselves in, in an 8-2 loss to Central Private Friday.
Trinity didn’t score a run until the fifth inning, though Doughty said it seemed like they were giving runs away.
“We made too many defensive errors,” Doughty said. “They’re beating themselves in the middle game. We gave away scores.”
Doughty also said her girls would have to learn to have more confidence in themselves.
“Confidence is contagious. The other team can always tell when you don’t have confidence.”
Kailey Hutchins took the loss for the Lady Saints, pitching all five innings with one strikeout and eight hits allowed.
Tali Beard provided a spark for the Lady Saints, tallying a triple in the top of the fifth that paved the way for Trinity’s only two runs of the game.
“I knew (Central Private’s) pitcher wanted to get a shutout, but (Beard) stepped up and got us on the scoreboard,” Doughty said.
Doughty said she was missing two starters in Friday’s game, and she expects to get her team back on track when they return to the field next week.
“We were missing our first baseman and our shortstop, so things were different,” she said. “ We’ll get those players back, and it’ll pick the players’ heads up.”
Trinity returns to their home field at Concordia Parish Recreational District 3 complex at 5 p.m. Monday against Amite School Center.