Lady Rams struggle in loss to Cards
Published 12:00 am Friday, February 29, 2008
by RYAN ARENA
While West St. John won its first game in convincing fashion, it lost its first in much the same way.
E.D. White had a 13-run fifth inning to break open its home game with the Rams on Monday, and the Cardinals prevailed in a non-district game, 18-3.
“Early on, I felt we had some chances to get the lead that we didn’t take advantage of,” said West St. John Coach Brandon Dumas. “Then we just fell apart.”
Janade Williams went 2-for-3 for the Rams, and Kyla Morris added an RBI for the Rams (1-1).
For Destani Comminie (1-1), it was her first loss of the season. Comminie allowed 10 hits and walked tow.
West St. John trailed 5-3 entering the fifth inning, before the Cardinals (7-4) went on a tear.
Dumas said that poor defensive play contributed to the loss.
“We made a couple of unforced errors, and it compounded on us,” he said. “We definitely made plays in the first four innings, but none in the fifth.”
That, and some timely hitting by E.D. White, got the Cardinals the lead in the first place.
“It was like the ball had eyes. It fell in the gaps,” said Dumas.
Dumas said that his team will work on turning a negative into a positive going forward.
“We’ve gotta feed off of this, and just work harder to get where we need to be. We can be a pretty good team,” he said.