Softball team holds weekend tournament

This article submitted by Jill Spanier on 04/22/97.

The Paynesville Area High School girl's softball team took the field last week in Litchfield, losing 8-2, for their first overdue game of the 1997 softball season.

"They played a really good first game," said coach Murry Rafferty. "They just need to get into the game a little more."

Litchfield: 000 200 0 -- 8-7-2
Paynesville: 010 400 1 -- 2-11-3

Paynesville-Melrose
The Lady Bulldogs hosted Melrose last Wednesday in their first home game, playing good, solid ball, but losing 6-4. Batting helped bring the girls closer to a victory, but with a few defensive errors the Bulldogs couldn't pull off the big "W" they had hoped for.

Bulldogs: 110 20 0 -- 4-7-2
Melrose : 014 000 x -- 6-11-3

Varsity tournament
On an absolutely beautiful day last Saturday, April 19, the Lady Bulldogs hosted a varsity tournament, including Long Prairie-Grey Eagle, Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa, and Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City.

"The girls need to get into the game with their bodies as well as their minds," said Coach Rafferty. "A lot of the mistakes made on Saturday can be corrected easily with practice."

LPGE: 23
Paynesville: 10

BBE : 12
Paynesville: 7

ACGC: 4
Paynesville: 0

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