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Troubles persist for Lady Jackets

Fort Mill's third baseman Melody Nesbitt applies the tag to a Rock Hill player. Fort Mill had a hard fought battle with Rock Hill before lighting and rain came in the top of the seventh inning to end the game.
Fort Mill's third baseman Melody Nesbitt applies the tag to a Rock Hill player. Fort Mill had a hard fought battle with Rock Hill before lighting and rain came in the top of the seventh inning to end the game.

Just as soon as things look like they could get better, something happens.

That has been how the softball season is panning out for the Fort Mill Lady Jackets.

Fort Mill dropped two more games last week and was rained out against Nation Ford. That game is scheduled to be made up at 6 p.m. Monday, April 21, at Fort Mill.

The Lady Jackets were in a dog fight with Rock Hill last Friday, down 8-5 going into the top of the seventh and preparing to come to bat when the game was called due to lighting.

Fort Mill had fought its way back into the game and was led by sophomore pitcher Lindsay Caruso, who went 2-4 and drove in three RBIs and a scored herself.

The Lady Jackets had just three hits in the game, but was able to stay in the game with the help of smart base running and 10 walks by Rock Hill pitching.

Rock Hill went up early 2-0 after the first, but Fort Mill scored in the top of the second without getting a hit as freshman Melody Nesbitt walked, stole two bases and scored on a walk by junior Kayla Gipner, who created the scoring opportunity by trying to take second and catch the Rock Hill players off guard.

Fort Mill tied the game 2-2 in the third with Caruso's RBI single scoring freshman Haley Bonner.

In the bottom,Rock Hill scored four runs to go up 6-2, but the Jackets came right back in the top of the fourth and scored three runs on two hits. Caruso's one out single scored sophomore Courtney Murr and seventh-grader Haley Fry. The runs made the game 6-5.

Rock Hill would add two more runs, one in the bottom of the fifth, and another in the bottom of the sixth.

Earlier in the week, Fort Mill was beaten handily by Clover 17-0, getting just one hit and making six errors.

Upcoming games

• April 14 vs. Great Falls, 5:30 p.m.

• April 15 vs. Northwestern, 5:30 p.m.

• April 17 at York, 7 p.m.

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