By EARL WATT
• Daily Leader
Building a program into a winner is never easy, and the current edition of the Lady Redskins are finding that out.
While Larned may be a smaller school, it has a strong softball tradition, something Liberal is trying to establish.
Larned was able to sweep a double header form the Lady Redskins Friday by using strong pitching and hitting.
Larned was not afraid to swing the bats, and they put the ball in play with almost every at-bat.
And they knew how to find the gaps.
While the games finished with 16-1 and 16-2 losses, the competition was just what the Lady Redskins needed to iron out some of the decision-making in the field.
Early in the day, outfielders were missing their cut-offs or overthrowing bases which allowed Lady Indian runners to advance.
Later in the day, the Lady Redskins were becoming more trained at getting the ball to the right position to limit the advancement of runners.
But the Lady Redskin bats just couldn’t string any hits together to have a big inning.
The Lady Redskin junior varsity was able to chalk up a victory, jumping out to an 8-0 lead before holding on late to defeat Larned 11-10 in Game 1.
The Lady Redskins will host Great Bend Tuesday.