By C. Scott Shasteen
Motlow Sports Information
The Motlow Lady Bucks have begun the toughest stretch of their 2013 softball schedule – twelve consecutive games against nationally-ranked opponents.
The stretch began Tuesday at the softball complex in Moore County with 7th-ranked Wallace State sweeping the Lady Bucks 4-1, 13-2. The games were originally scheduled for March 12 but were postponed due to inclement weather. Former Coffee County athlete Tori Taylor had a 2-run homer in game 2.
The Lady Bucks (10-15, 8-9) will travel to Morristown this weekend for a four-game series with TCCAA rival and 16th-ranked Walters State. The Lady Senators (21-5, 14-3) currently stand alone at the top of the conference standings. Originally scheduled for Friday and Saturday, the games have been moved back a day in anticipation of bad weather. Saturday’s start time is 1 p.m. CST and Sunday’s doubleheader begins at 11 a.m. CST.
On Thursday, April 11, the Lady Bucks will make a trip to Fyffe, Ala., where they will once again face Wallace State (26-7) in a regularly-scheduled doubleheader. The first pitch is scheduled for 1 p.m.
The challenging schedule stretch concludes when traditional powerhouse and defending national champion Chattanooga State (23-9, 14-4) comes to Moore County for a four-game series on April 12 and 13. The Lady Tigers are ranked 23rd in the nation in the latest National Junior College Athletic Association poll.