The Greenville Lady Lions won’t have to hit the road for a change when they entertain the Royse City Lady Bulldogs in non-district softball tonight at Monty Stratton Field.

All but one of the 4-6-1 Lady Lions’ contests this season have been road games.

“It’s been a while since we’ve played a game at home so they ought to be excited,” said Lady Lions coach Frank Colvert.

The Lady Lions opened the season with a 12-0 loss to Frisco Centennial in Greenville on Feb. 14.

Since then the Lady Lions have played in the Longview and Bonham tournaments, plus at Caddo Mills, Forney and Sherman.

They lost 2-0 at Sherman on Friday, getting only getting only two hits from Nicki Rogers and Holly Patterson.

Patterson, the Lady Lions’ pitcher, allowed only five hits and one earned run while striking out six.

Colvert is also looking for some stability in the starting lineup. The Lady Lions have been switching up the lineup because of scheduling conflicts and late additions.

“We haven’t had the same starting lineup back to back in a game this year,” said Colvert.

Royse City won its last game 4-2 over Honey Grove on Friday, finishing with five hits.


Other softball games scheduled around the area include North Hopkins at Rains, Celeste at Caddo Mills, Cumby at Saltillo, Whitesboro at Farmersville, Leonard at Blue Ridge, Como-Pickton at Lone Oak, Community at Canton and Quinlan Ford at West Mesquite.

Caddo Mills and Celeste are scheduled to meet in a rematch at 6 p.m. in Caddo Mills. Caddo Mills downed Celeste 14-2 on Saturday in the championship game of the Celeste tournament.

Nichole Finch fired a five-hitter and also scored three runs to lead Caddo Mills and earn the most valuable player award for the tournament.

Finch, Barbara Zernick and Lisa Westmoreland all had two hits each to lead the Lady Foxes.

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