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Kingston girls finally get a diamond (to play on)

ANNAPOLIS — The Kingston Lady Cougars softball team has been trying to get on a dry field for the past month for a game, but have been unsuccessful until Tuesday evening. But when they did finally get to play, they went bonkers at the plate, losing a scoring extravaganza, 28-27, to the South Iron Lady Panthers.

The Lady Cougars held a seven-run lead going into the bottom of the seventh inning, but in this game even seven runs was not safe, and that proved to be true.

“It was good to get our first game under our belts, even though we lost it,” said Kingston coach Susan Shafer. “We’ve just had so many rain-outs.”

Karri Hoefelmann was the starting pitcher for the Lady Cougars, with Karen Fiedrich and Katherine Merseal doing some relief work. Hoefelmann helped her team out at the plate with three triples, two doubles and one single in the game. Dani Mehrtens also had three triples and she also knocked in four runs. Tasha Crail was 5-7 with two triples and three singles.

The Lady Cougars play their next game on May 1 at Puxico.

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