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NLR SOFTBALL

North Little Rock Lady Charging Wildcats’ softball is officially in full swing. Anthony Cantrell took his club on the road to open the season

North Little Rock came back to the Natural State with a pair of wins and four losses. Of those four losses, the Lady Charging Wildcats were ahead late in the game, but lost in the final inning against Gladewater, Texas and Magnolia, Texas.

The close losses have prompted Cantrell to use just one word to describe his team in the season’s early days.

Inconsistent.

“We are very inconsistent,” Cantrell said. “One minute we see our potential, the next minute we don’t.”

Cantrell said he saw it both in the field defensively and with plate discipline.

“One time we’d have great at bats,” Cantrell said, “the next time, we’d have bad at-bats. There were times that we looked like a young, inexperienced team.”

Cantrell gave his club a grade of C because of the inconsistencies in their play.

“We had three ninth graders that played well,” Cantrell said, “and some tenth graders too.”

The Lady Charging Wildcats’ schedule takes a torrid turn this week with Sylvan Hills on Thursday followed by a Friday game against former conference rival Van Buren and a 10 a.m. Saturday tilt with Rogers.

Saturday’s game was originally slated for noon, but was pushed back in order for the Lady Charging Wildcats to attend North Little Rock basketball’s state championship contest at Barton Coliseum on Saturday afternoon.

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