Greenville softball coach Frank Colvert is expecting his Lady Lions to get today’s District 12-4A softball game in against North Lamar despite wet conditions caused by heavy rain this weekend.

“We’re going to play either here or there,” said Colvert. “If her (North Lamar coach Kathy Baker) field is too wet, mine’s ready to go.”

The scheduled game times are at 5 and 6:30 p.m. for the junior varsity and varsity contests.

Both teams are looking for their first run in district play. The 4-8-1 Lady Lions dropped their 12-4A opener 9-0 to Texas High on March 14. Texas High pitcher Kelsey Harrington threw a perfect game, striking out 13.

“We’ve got to get to hitting the ball,” said Colvert.

Colvert said the Lady Lions also need to make more plays on defense.

“We probably should have given up two to three runs at the most,” he said.

North Lamar managed only one hit in a 1-0 loss to Mount Pleasant in another district opener. The Pantherettes are 15-7 for the season.

“They’ll be tough,” said Colvert.

North Lamar pitcher Kaci Crawford fired a two-hitter against Mount Pleasant, striking out 10.


The Greenville Lions were to play a non-district baseball game on Monday at Princeton but it was apparently called off because of wet conditions.

Wet conditions could be a problem for other area teams.

Softball games scheduled for today include Rains at Commerce, Bonham at Farmersville, Winnsboro at Quinlan Ford, McKinney Christian at Greenville Christian, Celeste at Melissa, Leonard at Gunter and Grand Saline at Lone Oak.

Baseball games scheduled include Commerce at Terrell, Cumby at Bland, Mount Vernon at Quinlan Ford, Greenville Christian at East Texas Christian in Tyler, Ector at Celeste, Leonard at Gunter, Quitman at Caddo Mills and Grand Saline at Lone Oak.

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