The Mayfield Lady Cardinals continued to build experience over the weekend as they dropped two narrow losses in the Murray Spring Break Bash.
In game one, the Lady Cards were bested 3-2 by Todd County Central following a late game breakdown.
Mayfield led the Lady Rebels 2-0 entering the final inning of play but failed to hold on, surrendering three runs on two hits and one costly error.
With a chance to tie things at three in the home half of the sixth, the Lady Cardinals came up empty as Todd County Central pitcher Abigail McPherson pitched around a leadoff walk by striking out the side to end the game.
McPherson picked up the win, going the distance while allowing two runs on five hits and striking out 12.
Mayfield freshman pitcher Jo Jo Fox took the loss, pitching six innings of three-run, five hit ball while striking out six batters.
Despite the loss, the Lady Cardinals are beginning to see some early season improvement as seventh grader Lexi Feagin broke through for a two hit day.
Game two action saw Mayfield squaring off against the Franklin-Simpson Lady Wildcats.
In another hard fought battle, the Lady Cardinals struggled at the plate as they fell 3-0.
Mayfield was led by its plentiful youth against the Lady Wildcats as multiple younger athletes got the nod from head coach Todd Hatchell.
Seventh grader Hailee Jones started on the bump for the Lady Cards, giving up three runs on five hits in six innings of work.
Senior shortstop Hayley Sullivan and junior right fielder Emily Shelton picked up the only hits for Mayfield in its 3-0 loss.
The Lady Cardinals will be back at it this Tuesday as they travel to Paducah, Kentucky, to take on Ballard Memorial in the first round of the All “A” regional tournament.