Facing their third game in as many days, the Lady Cardinal softball team was hoping to collect yet another conference victory when they ventured to Hardin County Thursday afternoon. This contest was a pitcher's duel as neither team could score a run through the first two innings of play. This scoreless streak would be broken in the third inning when the Lady Cardinals broke through for three runs to claim the 3-0 lead. They would add one run in the top of the fourth inning to extend their advantage to 4-0 but Hardin County would push their first run across the plate in the bottom of the fourth inning to narrow the NCOE lead to just three runs. The Lady Cardinals would manage to score one more run in the sixth inning along with four more in the top of the seventh while holding the Lady Cougars scoreless the remainder of the way to walk away with the 9-1 victory.
Trinity Boyd, Mercedes Hise, Mallory Hobbs, Mallory Fulkerson, Sydnee Sauls, and Elise Hortin each collected one hit in the game to lead the NCOE offense. Hise led the RBI column with three followed by Avery Black, Sauls, and Lauren Poole with one each. Those crossing the plate for the 7-2 Lady Cardinals were Trinity Boyd (2), Mercedes Hise (2), Carmyn Daugherty (1), Mallory Hobbs (1), Mallory Fulkerson (1), and Lauren Poole (1).
Starting pitcher, Mercedes Hise, went the distance for NCOE in the circle allowing one run on just one hit while collecting 14 strikeouts.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Runs Hits Errors
NCOE 0 0 3 1 0 1 4 9 6 0
H.C. 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 3