The Moore County Middle School softball team closed out a rough season on Thursday, March 28 with a 12-2 loss at Cascade. That came on the heels of a 6-0 loss a day earlier at Community.
During a season marred by poor weather and injuries, the Raiderettes finished the year with a 3-8 overall record and a 3-7 record in Duck River Valley Conference play. The Raiderettes had six events cancelled due to weather during the season and suffered injuries to starting pitcher Emily Parks as well as catchers Delaney Stevens and Morgan Eslick.
Still, it was errors that hampered the team for most of the season.
MCMS committed eight miscues at Cascade, while managing just three hits.
Parks, Amberlyn Holman and Haylee Goodwin each had a hit on the day, with Goodwin belting a double. Parks pitched five innings, giving up 12 runs on five hits, while striking out three and walking three.
At Community on March 27, Moore County stayed close for three innings, but a five-run fourth inning by the Viqueens helped the hosts to victory. The Raiderettes had four hits, with Holman getting a pair of singles, Faith Weddington hitting a double and Jennifer Brown connecting for a single.
Parks worked the circle again, going six innings, striking out seven and walking just one.