Mercer County softball Head Coach Rob Tharp gathered his team by the dugout shortly after the Titans had fallen behind 3-0 to Lincoln County after the top of the second inning, imploring them to answer the Patriots’ run with their own.
How does 12 runs scored and only one run allowed over the next five innings sound for an answer?
“That’s a very good answer,” Tharp said. “That’s the main thing the girls have to learn to do, is react and respond. We had a real shaky start. They were dropping some blooper hits in on us and we weren’t making the play. So we opened the door for them and they got a few runs out of it.”