Brittany Mitchell stayed red-hot with her third home run of the season, but that wasn’t enough to keep the Callaway Lady Cavaliers from falling to Landmark Christian 10-2 on Tuesday.
The Lady Cavaliers fell to 4-4 on the season, and they have two games remaining before they begin their Region 5-AAA schedule.
The Lady Cavaliers were coming off a 3-2 performance in the Callaway Classic, and first-year head coach Ashley Summerlin said the team is trying to find some consistency.
“We just want to be able to put some games together. We’re so up and down right now,” Summerlin said. “We’ll play a good game like we did against Bowdon (in the Callaway Classic), and then come out against Troup flat. And then we come out against LaGrange and play a great game, and then we come out tonight and didn’t play well.”
Summerlin said the players are still getting used to his style of coaching.
“I think that’s a learning curve for them,” he said.
In Tuesday’s game, Mitchell followed up her two home-run performance in the Callaway Classic with another home run.
Summerlin said Mitchell and Keshonna Terrell have both been stalwarts in the lineup.
“(Mitchell has) done a really good job for us. And Keshonna Terrell has done a wonderful job in the lineup for us,” Summerlin said. “They’ve really held down the middle of the lineup for us. If we can get some people on in front of them, there’s a good chance that they’re going to get them in.”
Molly Hubbard was on base three times in Tuesday’s game, and she had two hits.
“We get a ton of people on base, we just didn’t get the big hit,” Summerlin said.
Hubbard started and pitched the first three innings, and Jessica Perkins threw the final three innings.
“We’re getting better, even though the results seem up and down for us,” Summerlin said. “It’s a learning process for the girls.”
Callaway will wrap up the week with a game at Temple on Thursday.
LaGrange was suppose to play its Region 1-AAAAA opener on Monday, but the game with Hardaway was rained out.