By EARL WATT
• Daily Leader
No matter how hard the Lady Redskins try, they just can’t seem to get a win in conference play.
The Liberal Lady Redskins dropped another double header in the Western Athletic Conference, this time to the Hays Lady Indians, Saturday in a make-up contest.
Liberal had a shot earlier in the week against Garden City. Both teams were looking for their first conference wins at the time.
But it was the Lady Buffaloes who scored a sweep of the Lady Redskins.
Saturday, the Lady Redskins continued to struggle in the field.
While Liberal pitchers didn’t give up walks, when the Lady Indians put the ball in play the Lady Redskins could not record the routine out.
Big innings continued to mount as Lady Indians were able to drive the ball through the infield.
In contrast, when the Lady Redskins put the ball in play, there was a Lady Indian on the spot to make the play, preventing the Lady Redskins from making a rally.
LaTonya Gooden did provide a spark for the Lady Redskins with a double in Game 1. She later scored Liberal’s lone run of the day in an 11-1 loss.
In Game 2, Liberal fell behind early and never stopped the bleeding, dropping the contest 20-0.
Liberal has one shot left at a WAC win Tuesday when the Lady Redskins travel to Dodge City to face the Lady Red Demons.
The Lady Redskins will then prepare for the regional tournament May 18-21.