A win is a win.
That was the approach that Grenada High School slow pitch softball coach Leslie Lancaster took following a 6-3 home win over Cleveland Central Tuesday.
The veteran coach knows that her team will need to score more runs to advance in the postseason.
“We have been in a five-game slump at the plate,” Lancaster said. “In this sport, you have to be able to score runs to win. We were very fortunate this time.”
Grenada finished with 12 hits on the day. The problem was a total of 12 base runners were stranded.
“You have to be able to get those runs home when we get them on base,” Lancaster said. “It’s an area we need to improve.”
Cleveland Central jumped to an early 1-0 in the first inning.
Grenada responded with a three-run bottom of the first inning.
Anna Kuhn opened the frame with a single. After a fielders choice, Leah Kinard followed with a single. With two outs, Lainee McKelroy singled in a run to tie the game. Rylee Murphree doubled in a run, and Madilyn Green singled in a run to make it 3-1.
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