Richard Stroud

Grove Sun

JAY-The Jay Lady Bulldogs continued to struggle on the softball diamond Friday, losing their first game of the Jay Softball Festival to Westville 12-2.

Megan Ritter had two hits and a stolen base for Jay.

Westville scored four runs in the top of the first before blowing the game open with five runs in the top of the third.

The Kansas Lady Comets continued their fast start to the 2010 season with a blowout win over Miami.

The Lady Comets started things fast with a two-run home run in the first inning by leftfielder Hillary Cochran. Cochran had three hits on the game, and added another RBI on an infield single during the Lady Cometsí five run third inning.

Kansas added three more runs in the top of the fourth inning. Summer Higgins led off the frame with a solo home run. After a single by Cochran, Barbara Helton and Kristin Walker followed with a double and a single for two more runs.

Walker, the starting pitcher for Kansas, shut down the Lady Wardogs in the bottom of the fourth to preserve the run rule win. Walker allowed five hits over four innings while striking out three in the win.

Both Jay and Kansas were scheduled for one more game apiece at the festival, but those results were not available by press time.

The Lady Comets were scheduled to travel to Westville on Monday to take on the host Lady Yellowjackets as well as Colcord, before traveling to Chouteau today to take on the Lady Wildcats.