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Saltillo Lady Lions Softball Falls to Detroit, 6-1

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It was a tough season opener for Saltillo’s softball team.

The Saltillo Lady Lions softball team fell behind early and could not recover, losing at Detroit 6-1.

The Lady Lions fell behind 1-0 in the bottom of the first, then Detroit pushed their lead further by scoring three more runs in the bottom of the second to quickly take a 4-0 lead.

While Saltillo was able to chip in to district foe Detroit’s lead in the top of the third to make it a 4-1 game, the Eagles responded in kind scoring another run in the bottom of the third to make it a 5-1 lead. Detroit added another run in their last at bat in the bottom of the sixth en route to a 6-1 victory over the visiting Saltillo Lady Lions softball team.

Chandler Bain, a senior who was voted as co-MVP of District 24-1A in basketball, was the starting pitcher for Saltillo, pitching 4 innings, surrendering 2 walks and giving up 5 runs.

Paisley Kastner, another Lady Lion who fared very well in basketball and was named to the All-District First team, came in as a relief pitcher and pitched the final two innings, managing one strike out and giving up two walks against district foe Detroit.

In hitting, Chandler Bain was 0-2, was walked once, and managed to get a run. Paisley Kastner fared a bit better against Detroit, going 2-3 at the plate, recording 2 doubles and an RBI. Mckenza Morris was 1-3 and got a double in the loss.

With the loss, the Saltillo Lady Lions softball team falls to 0-1 for season (0-1 district).

Next up, the Saltillo Lady Lions will travel out to Fruitvale on Friday for what will be Saltillo’s second district game of the year. That game is scheduled to tee off at 6 P.M.

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Author: Ross LaBenske

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