The varsity ladies softball team traveled to Orlando to meet a large school in Edgewater and fell 9-8 in a game that they let slip away in the second inning. The ladies rebounded later in the week keeping their goal alive of finishing in the top seeded position in the district standings with a convincing 14-0 win in Jasper.
Against Edgewater, the ladies played Hornet softball in the first inning taking a quick 4-0 lead. The second inning proved costly however as four errors led to seven Edgewater runs. Mayo was unable to recover despite outhitting their opponents 13-10.
Mayo had several hitters impressive with the bat. Natalie Land went 2-3 with a triple and an RBI. Katy Jo Walker went 2-4 with a double and an RBI. The RBI honors was shared by Stacey Lewis and pitcher Danielle Thomas, both going 2-4 with 2 RBIs. One of those hits by Thomas was a double and she was impressive once again on the mound with six strikeouts, while only walking four batters. Also hitting for the Hornets was Shelly Sheppard going 2-4.
In Jasper, Mayo was shutdown in the first inning, but scored ten runs in the next two innings. That would certainly be enough as Thomas recorded her fifth win of the season in an outstanding performance shutting down the bats of a very much improved Jasper team despite the rainy weather leading the Lady Hornets to an impressive 14-0 five inning decision.
Sheppard would once again swing the hot bat against Jasper with a double and two RBIs to lead Mayo.
Mayo will stay at home for two crucial district encounters this week with always stubborn Branford coming into town on Friday night, while Bell comes to town Tuesday night for a huge district contest. The Lady Bulldogs share second place with Mayo and Trenton at press time.