To find a time when Paris dropped both of its games in a week, you would have to use an outdated calendar. And, to be fair, this team dropped games as they are adapting to new positions, one with 5 starters out.

When Hackett came to town, Paris knew they would face a tough team. Compounding the issue were 5 starters out while on a school trip or recovering from injury. Paris took the field with only one player in their natural starting position. Hackett scored 2 runs on one hit, and took advantage of 5 Lady Eagle errors, while Paris could never get the timely hit and left runners on base often. The Lady Eagles dropped the first game of the week 2-1.

Friday, the Lady Eagles traveled to Atkins and struggled with the bats early. Atkins put up 4 in the 5th inning and extended their lead to 6-0. Paris had not faced that kind of deficit this season and recovered. In the 6th inning, they exploded for 5 runs, tacked on the tying run in the final frame, but Atkins got a run in the bottom half of the inning and took the walk-off win.

The good news, Paris will now host Atkins on Tuesday before going on the road to Lamar on Thursday and to Perryville on Friday. The Lady Eagles are 12-5 on the season and should get Senior Sadie Stark back behind the plate soon.