Sometimes, you’ve just gotta get that first one out of the way.
That first game is over and gone for the Fort Collins High School softball team, which lost 13-4 to a Chaparral team it beat last season.
The young Lambkins had freshman Ciana Curran in the pitcher’s circle, and she, by coach Keith Aragon’s account, did well considering it was her first high school softball appearance. Curran held Chaparral scoreless in the first, then struck out two to start the second inning.
“Then (Chaparral’s pitcher) had two strikes on her,” Aragon said. “Thought we struck her out looking, then she hit a double, then a walk, then a home run.”
In all, Chaparral would plate six in the second inning, taking a 6-2 lead that would only grow.
Curran struck out seven but walked six and allowed 11 hits. Her fellow Lambkins had four errors against Chaparral’s none, which also hurt the cause.
“To their credit, they got timely hitting,” Aragon said of Chaparral. “They were just better than us today.”