Chadron’s Allie Watson led off the bottom of the 1st inning with a deep home run off the scoreboard in center field, but that was about the only highlight as the Lady Cardinals fell to Scottsbluff 17-4 on Tuesday night.
The Lady Cardinals kept it close early, trailing just 3-2 through two complete innings, but the Bearcat offense would errupt for 14 runs over the 3rd, 4th, and 5th innings to pull away.
Chadron’s offense showed a little spark in the bottom of the 5th, bringing home a pair of runs before Scottsbluff ended the rally.
Chadron was out hit just 9-7, but committed 6 errors to just 1 for Scottsbluff.
Besides Watson’s home run, Josie Downing, Kristin Rassmussen, and Kinley Richardson had the other Cardinal RBI’s.
Chadron hits the road this weekend for the McCook Tournament on Saturday where they will square off with North Platte in their tourney opener.