For every point the Thesa Riders put up, the Falcons had an answer.
A few answers, actually. After giving up three runs in the top of the first inning Tuesday night against the Thesa Riders, Fort Worth Country Day came back and scored three in the bottom before ultimately defeating the Riders 16-6.
“We haven't had a lot of offense in the first seven games, but not only did we hit the ball well, we ran the bases pretty well, too,” FWCD's head coach DeAnn Hall said.
Country Day started the second-half of the season after coming back from spring break and having only one practice before Tuesday’s game.
Coming off of five straight losses, Hall said the difference in her team was that they finally started hitting the ball hard. Country Day is still struggling on defense, though, an aspect of its game that needs to be tighter, Hall said.
“We will continue to focus on repetition in practice, so our players continue to gain more confidence at their positions,” Hall said.
Freshman Adele Elkind had a standout game for the Falcons. Elkind came in as pitcher without a warm up at the top of the second inning with bases loaded and threw well for the rest of the game. Elkind also hit the ball hard every time she was up to bat, Hall said.
"I was very proud of how our young team played,” Hall said. “We still have a lot of work to do, but it was a good start to the second-half of the season.”
Country Day will try to continue its newfound winning-streak Thursday, taking on the Episcopal School of Dallas at 5 p.m. at Country Day.