NEWPORTâ€“It was tough day to be a member of the Falcons on Thursday as both the baseball and softball teams had a rough go of it against BFA St. Albans.
On the softball diamond, the Comets scored one in the first, five in the second and would go on to add thirteen more runs in the final four innings to defeat the Falcons 19-3.
Despite the loss, coach Leslie Dunn was upbeat about the compete level of her team.
"I said to them in the sixth, 'this is going to be our final inning, so let's just go out and get one more run' and they got two, it was just awesome," she said.
The two runs she spoke of came off the bat of Kayla Descheneau, who went deep for the second time in as many games, driving in herself along with Anna Bingham for the final two tallies of the game.
On her success at the plate, Descheneau said it was just a matter of getting pitches in the right location.
"I am getting balls high inside, right where I like them."
Said Dunn of her ace hurler's batting, "She is relaxed up there, she is comfortable, and she is finding pitches she likes and just driving them."
Descheneau took the loss against BFA, but she and the rest of the now 1-4 Falcons are upbeat and ready for their next match-up.
Across the street attitudes were a little less positive as the Bobwhites, on the back of Darren Callan's 76 pitch complete game, defeated the home town boys 14-1.
â€œHe was getting ahead of the batters, pounding the strike zone and changing up his pitches. He had good control, and when they put it in play we made the plays," said BFA coach Geoff Murray.
Falcon coach Brian Bonvechio was honest about his team's mood right now.
"I think they are feeling what I am feeling, and that is frustration. I am disappointed with the lack of effort and focus that we are showing on the field."
With physical miscues, corrections are easier to make; with a lack of a strong mental approach, Bonvechio knows there is no quick fix saying, "Every kid is different, so it is difficult."
The coach was pleased with his players getting the bat on the ball and not striking out, but it needs to happen on a consistent basis in order to produce results.
Joel Lemarche took the loss for NCU.
Now, along with softball team, the boys will take their 1-4 record and head to Milton to square off against the Yellow Jackets this Thursday at