Country Day softball defeats Greenhill, 10-7

During the top of the fourth inning, it may have looked like Fort Worth Country Day had lost its spark, but a shift in momentum led to another game in the win column for the Falcons.

Country Day ended a three-game losing streak by defeating Greenhill School of Dallas Tuesday night, 10-7. The win did not come easy for the Falcons after a rough defensive fourth inning that left them down 7-6.

“We didn’t crumble after that — we stuck with it,” head coach DeAnn Hall said. “I just talked to them about the momentum, about how we had to work hard to get it back.”

Hall said her team had to focus on getting runners on bases, because she knows her team typically scores when the Falcons have runners in position.

“We scored in almost every inning yesterday,” Hall said. “When you do that, you continue to put the pressure on the other team.”

Tuesday night’s win on the heels of consecutive losses helped the Falcons turn around their momentum, especially since the team had to opt out of the Nazarene Christian Tournament scheduled last weekend, Hall said.

Because a large number of players participated in the Independent Schools of Southwest Arts Festival in Austin last weekend, the team had to forgo attending the tournament. Hall said that there are still several opportunities for the team to improve before the Southwest Preparatory Conference in May.

One of those opportunities is upcoming later this week against Oakridge School in Arlington. Hall said that her team will have to focus on hitting the ball harder, which they will do in practice the next two days.

The Falcons take the field on Friday at 5 p.m. at Oakridge School in Arlington.