Morgan Academy’s Kendall Veach takes a swing during Tuesday’s home game against Patrician Academy. -- Robert Hudson
Morgan Academy’s Kendall Veach takes a swing during Tuesday’s home game against Patrician Academy. -- Robert Hudson

Lady Senators fall at home to Patrician Academy

Published 7:07pm Wednesday, April 10, 2013

The Morgan Academy Lady Senators put up some runs, but it wasn’t enough as they fell 10-7 in Tuesday’s senior day loss to the Patrician Academy Lady Saints.

Ed Miller, head softball coach of Morgan Academy, said the Lady Senators didn’t consistently hit throughout their lineup, but they’ll look to improve that as they prepare to play in the Alabama Independent School Association state softball tournament in May.

“We didn’t hit through the lineup. I don’t know why we stopped hitting. Ever since we beat Monroe to put us in first place it’s like we’ve stopped hitting through the lineup. We’ve got some that are crushing it and some that are not,” Miller said. “This was senior day and we had some people out of position because I wanted to play seniors the whole game no matter what. It doesn’t matter now, we know we’re in the state [tournament], so we’re just trying to get ready for that and trying to find some hitters. I’ve got 16 players, and I’m going to find nine hitters.”

The Lady Senators trailed 3-0 in the first until Lauren Yeldell got a hit that scored Laigon Godwin to make it 3-1.

Morgan added one more run on an error to make it 3-2 heading into the second inning.

Patrician took a 4-2 lead, but Kendall Veach hit a shot that allowed her to double and drive in teammates Olivia Watts and Rebecca Hastings to tie it all up at 4-4 in the bottom of the third.

The Lady Saints went up again at 5-4, but Veach tripled in the bottom of the fifth and Yeldell brought her home on a sacrifice fly to tie the game once more at 5-5.

But Patrician took the lead for good in the bottom of the sixth, and the Lady Saints scored four runs in the top of the seventh.

Morgan’s final two runs came in the bottom of the seventh when Veach hit a shot to deep center field that brought in Hastings and Watts.

Morgan will take the field again Monday at Autauga Academy starting at 3:30 p.m.

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