April 17, 2013 —
Coach Greg Reynolds credited Jacobs for her performance and said his team has struggled to hit at times throughout the season.
“We’re still battling,” Reynolds said. “Our hitting is struggling and to their defense I have several that can hit that are struggling. Major leaguers go through slumps all the time. We’ll get it worked out.”
Centers, who went 2-for-3 with an RBI, admitted the loss to East stings, because West has beaten the Lady Raiders twice for the 62nd District Championship in as many seasons.
“East has a really good team,” Centers said. “We hurt ourselves more than anything. It was more mental errors that caused us to lose.”
It was just another chapter written in the rivalry that is East and West Carter.
“I’d much rather it be a (2-1) ballgame instead a 13 or 14 run blowout,” Calhoun said. “It’s fun. They have a good ball team and it’s a long season.”
“I want (my team) to realize is there are no easy games,” Reynolds said. “We won’t quit, we just have to get better from our mistakes.”
East Carter suffered a setback on Monday, falling to Morgan County 5-3 at home on Monday. West bounced back with a 12-5 win at Fairview. West played at Elliott County on Tuesday and will travel to Menifee County on Thursday. East will play Raceland on at home on Thursday. But the rivalry between East and West will resume in Grayson on Friday.
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