Since the Maumelle Lady Hornets are in a rebuilding year, the highlight of their season was Tuesday’s games with Sylvan Hills.
The blended 5A/6A-Central conference title came down to what happened between the two as both teams entered without a loss. Maumelle coach Jarred White referred to those two games as the Lady Hornets’ state tournament.
“We aren’t fully healthy so we’ll have to see what happens,” White said Monday. “Player-wise we’ve hit cruise. It we split, we should be conference co-champs.”
That isn’t what happened as Sylvan Hills won the first game, 16-2, while the second frame of the doubleheader was a much closer, 8-7, loss.
The Lady Hornets (10-9) played three games last week after only one game the week prior because of the weather. Last Tuesday, they run-ruled Little Rock Fair, 19-1 and 15-0. Last Thursday, they traveled to Clarksville and lost 10-3.
“In the Fair game, we didn’t come out and play good softball,” White said. “We had 13 errors against Clarksville. Our pitching was good. We just couldn’t get off the field.”
The highlight of the Clarksville game was freshman Zoe Adebayo hit her fourth home run of the year. White said his top four batters are hitting well but the timely hits aren’t coming after that.
Maumelle will play a doubleheader at Little Rock Parkview next Tuesday, April 24.