The French Camp Academy slow-pitch softball team swept a doubleheader against McAdams last week, but was shut out by Union despite getting 12 hits.
“Anytime you have 12 hits you should win when the other team only has nine,” said coach Todd Chesser. “What hurt us is that we had 10 errors. We have to clean up a lot of stuff.”
The game with Union was scoreless through four innings before Union scored four runs in the fifth and five in the sixth for a 9-0 victory.
The story for French Camp was an inability to get a clutch hit. The Lady Panthers left 11 runners stranded, including the bases loaded twice. Cassie Taylor had three hits, Breanna Grice, Kalee McDaniel and Nevaeh Rodriguez two each.
French Camp defeated McAdams 16-1 and 16-0 in Class I, Region 5 games. McDaniel and Haleigh Outlaw led a nine-hit attack in the first game. McDaniel had a triple and single, three RBIs and scored two runs. Outlaw singled and doubled, drove in six runs and scored once. Maci Grice allowed two hits.
Chesser used some junior high players in the second game, including Julia Littlejohn, an eighth grader, who did the pitching. She allowed two hits and no walks, with three strikeouts.
Outlaw had an inside the park home run. Caden Tiller and Bailey Henderson each doubled.
French Camp had a region doubleheader with Velma Jackson Tuesday and plays Ethel in a home region game Thursday.