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CAC SOFTBALL Zini: Team needs more focus to win

Central Arkansas Christian’s young softball team opened the week seeking focus.

Amy Zini said her Lady Mustangs should have beaten Bauxite in a recent conference game but instead fell to the Lady Miners, 3-2.

“The girls just weren’t focused,” she said. “But then they came out and played so much better against Malvern (a 9-8 extra-inning loss). They were focused, working so hard, so I was really proud of how they came out and played. They gave it everything they had.”

CAC opened the week 4-10 overall, 1-3 in 7-4A conference play. The Lady Mustangs beat Arkadelphia, 14-7, before the losses to Bauxite and Malvern. They split a doubleheader with Benton’s junior varsity squad, losing the first, 3-0, and winning the second, 11-8 in extra innings.

The Lady Mustangs were to play Pulaski Robinson on Monday and Maumelle on Tuesday.

“The goal for this week is for them to come out for sure and get a conference win against Robinson and hope to get a better seed for the district tournament,” Zini said Sunday. “That’s the big thing.”

The Lady Mustangs have a busy week. CAC will play host to Ashdown for another conference game on Thursday and will travel to Batesville on Saturday to make up the tournament that was rescheduled from March 30. The Lady Mustangs will play host to Arkansas Baptist on Monday, April 22 and travel to Benton Harmony Grove for a doubleheader on Tuesday, April 23.

The 7-4A District Tournament is set for Arkansas Baptist April 26-27.

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