Lady Demons end softball season with loss

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By Paul Gable

Any time a team finishes with the same number of hits and errors, it usually equals a recipe for disaster.

Such was the case for the Williamstown High School softball team in the first round of the 32nd District Softball Tournament last week.

The Lady Demons fell victim to Simon Kenton 10-0 in six innings, amassing only four hits and committing four errors. With the loss, Williamstown's season came to an end, as did its two-year run of advancing to the finals and the regional tournament.

"We had way too many errors, but thats part of the game," coach Mark Wilhoit said.

Recording the lone hits for the Lady Demons were Nicole Hendy and Emma Harris.

In the third inning, Willliamstown had a chance to crack the scoreboard, as they had two runners on base with no outs. However, that was as close as the Lady Demons would come to scoring.

"We blew an opportunity to score runs," Wilhoit said.

The Lady Demons amassed an 11-22 record this year, something that is disappointing to Wilhoit. Of the 22 losses, five were by four runs or less, including a 14-13 loss to Walton-Verona in the final of the All A Classic.

"I am surprised with our record. Coming into the season, I knew we had talent and I thought we could contend for the district championship. I thought 20 wins was capable for this team, but we finished with 11," Wilhoit said.

With no seniors graduating, Williamstown brings back its entire team next year, but Wilhoit says one key ingredient.

"We need a competitive spirit, and that was lacking at times this year," Wilhoit said.