Final district softball game, 9-4 loss wraps up season for Lady Bobcats

Friday, May 4, 2012
This year's Lady Bobcat seniors bid fond adieu to the purple and gold on Senior Night. From left are seniors Allison Winkle, Kaylee Edens, Diamond Meza and Ashley Wilson. Photo by Shannon hill/Special to CCN

PEA RIDGE -- Four Lady Bobcats played their final softball game wearing the purple and gold of Berryville last last Friday in 4A district play.

But the girls fell to Pea Ridge 9-4, capping a season where there were more losses than wins. However, Lady 'Cat softball coach Daniel Cornelison sees a silver lining even in that dark cloud.

"We competed in most of the games we've played this year," Cornelison said. "Especially at the end of the season, where we played our best ball,"

Even though the score may not indicate it, the Lady Bobcats performed extremely well Cornelison said. "(We had a) 6--0 start, but we outplayed them the rest of the game. But we couldn't dig ourselves out of the hole we were in."

And that's the way the season has been for the Berryville ladies. They would play well and fight hard most of a game, but often one inning was their undoing. Cornelison often mentioned, "We've got a young team" as one of the reasons his team had a hard time coming back from a deficit on the score board.

Cornelison feels this year's experience will give his Lady 'Cats the mental edge they need to climb out of the holes they find themselves in next year.

Senior Night

Wednesday, April 25 was Senior Night for the Lady Bobcats. Four seniors were recognized for their contributions over the years.

Ashley Wilson is the daughter of John and Keri Wilson and Robin Ray. She plans to attend the College of the Ozarks at Point Lookout.

Diamond Meza is the daughter of Amber Meza. After graduation she will attend massage therapy school.

Kaylee Edens is the daughter of Bobby and Sharon Edens. She will attend North Arkansas Community College in the fall.

Allison Winkle is the daughter of Steve and Linda Winkle. She plans to attend the University of Arkansas.

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