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Lady Beavers look to regionals

May 2, 2011

After going undefeated in conference play during the regular season, Glen Rose lost its first game of the 3A-5 District Tournament Saturday.
However, the Lady Beavers will still play as a No. 3 seed this week in the 3A Regional Tournament held at Harding Academy in Searcy.
Had Glen Rose won Saturday, it would have faced Harmony Grove in the finals.
The Lady Cardinals were scheduled to face Cutter Morning Star today in the championship, but inclement weather forced the game to be postponed until Tuesday — possibly Wednesday depending on how the weather fares.
Head coach Kyle Lem said a handful of mental errors in part led to the Lady Beavers' 5-2 loss to Cutter in Mayflower.
"They hit the ball hard, and we just made some mental mistakes," he said.
Lem said the other major factor was the Lady Beavers' lack of hitting.
"You've got to hit the ball, " he said, adding that the pop in his players' bats from the beginning of the season seemed to have dwindled.
"Now we're getting to the point where we're taking bad swings. We want to hit screamers, and we're not doing it."
Senior Tiffany Houpt pitched three innings for Glen Rose and was handed the loss. She pitched three innings and gave up four runs off a grand slam in the third.
Senior Madison Jacobs relieved her, pitching four innings and giving up one run in the sixth.
Glen Rose's runs came from a solo home run by senior Hollie Boles in the the fourth inning, as well as another run scored in the fifth.
"For the most part we didn't hit it well," Lem said. "What we hit didn't have much air under it."
The regional tournament is scheduled to start Friday.
"It's going to be interesting to see what they've got in the tank," Lem said.
"We've got to reprioritize. It's got to matter a little more. … We're going to have to do some things different."

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