“It’s mental. We can play the game but mentally we’re not ready to go.”
Bailie Long got the start and allowed three runs (two earned) on six hits and one walk, striking out three in four innings. Prentice relieved and allowed three runs (two earned) on four hits and one walk with one strikeout in three innings.
Mallory Rowe and Kennedy Curl each had a double for the Berries. Kristie Flora added a single. Jennifer Kreighbaum had a run scored.
The Kings committed just one error that led to the unearned run in the first.
“That’s the best our team has played all season,” Scott said. “Defensively that’s the best we’ve played as well.
“We put all three pieces of the game together.”
Dittmaier said she hadn’t pitched for four years entering last summer. She knew the Kings might need some help there so she returned to the mound for summer ball.
“I knew that we would need help. I didn’t think that I would be the No. 1,” she said. “I knew that once the season started I would do better. I was nervous at the beginning but now I’m getting a lot more comfortable with it.”
Dittmaier, Holt and Kassi Zeck each had two hits in the contest for Cass. Savanna Thompson and Meghan Hall each added a base hit and run scored.
Cass hosts Class 3A No. 6 Rochester today. Logan hosts Anderson Saturday to open North Central Conference play.