Sometimes, no matter how much you prepare for something or someone, you just can’t find a way to succeed no matter what you do.
That seemed to be the case for the Fayetteville softball team on Wednesday night in their second round sectional game at Felicity.
Despite doing all they could do to prepare for the Lady Cardinals star pitcher Montana Wear, the Lady Rockets simply could never get going offensively against the senior hurler.
As Wear held the Lady Rockets to one hit and struck out 16 batters, the Lady Cardinals took advantage of a couple of Lady Rockets defensive misplays and turned them into runs as they secured a 3-0 win that ended Fayetteville’s very good season.
“When it takes one time through the batting lineup for everyone to see her (and) to face her then to time her up the next time…like I said, it’s hard to prepare for something like that,” Fayetteville coach Carmen Carson said after the game. “We can put it up on the machine as fast as it will go but that machine’s not going to make the ball go inside/outside (and) high/low. Just got to give (Wear) credit for the talent she is.”
“We had (Rodriguez) and our little shortstop Makayla Jacobs — she’s nursing a bad thumb and she can throw the ball but it hurts her when she bats — (and we’re) flexing Allie with the bat,” Felicity coach Rob Wear said afterward. “It seems to be working so if it’s working don’t fix it.”
Wear continued to mow down the Lady Rockets hitters. They didn’t have a player reach base the final four innings.
It was a nice all-around win for the Lady Cardinals as several girls contributed to the win.
“I’ve got a good bunch of girls,” Rob Wear said. “I really do.”
With the win the Lady Cardinals, advanced to the sectional championship against Reading.