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N-D&L Photo/Paul Halfacre
LCHS' Shelby Milam goes through the windup in the region opener against Bowling Green.
On a incredibly humid night in Bowling Green, the Lady Cougars took to WKU's softball field to take on premiere power house program in the Bowling Green Lady Purples.
The Lady Cougars had gotten hot at just the right time as they showed what could happen with the talent they had up and down their line up as well as their pitching staff and defense.
Despite playing valiantly for seven innings, the Lady Cougars would succumb to Bowling Green in a 10-1 loss.
In the top of the first, what could go wrong somehow found a way to go wrong. Routine outs became not so routine as the Lady Purples jumped on the Lady Cougars incredibly quick. The stout defense they had shown in the past three weeks, fell apart for seven errors in the game, most of them in the first few innings.
The offense of the Lady Cougars took some time to adjust to the power pitching that the Lady Purples exhibited.
After that first inning though, the Lady Cougars got adjusted to the bright lights and began to put up a fight against the mighty Lady Purples.
They managed to figure out the power pitcher who had kept the Lady Cougars off the base paths in the fourth as they managed to scratch across their first run. They would pay a huge cost as senior Alicia Croft took a foul ball off the wrist and had to be taken out of the game.
In the subsequent innings the Lady Cougars slammed the door on the incredibly potent Bowling Green offense, and would mount rallies in their turn of the inning but it wouldn't be enough.
The Bowling Green Lady Purples ended the Lady Cougars' magical run with the 10-1 loss.
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