If only the finish could have matched the start.
McPherson’s 14 Lady Express jumped out to a 6-0 lead in the first inning Monday night, but it was all Mudcatz after that, handing McPherson a 12-7 setback.
Most of the Mudcatz’s runs were unearned. Haley Miller and Teegan Krol took to the hill for McPherson.
Emily Smith led the Express’ offense with two hits and two RBIs. Taylor Casebeer ripped a triple and Arianna Potter added a double.
McPherson is now 4-12 on the season.
• Express (7) — Darling 2-1-1-0, Mastre 1-1-0-0, Casebeer 2-1-1-1, White 2-0-1-1, Potter 1-1-1-0, Miller 2-1-1-1, Bruce 1-2-1-0, Smith 2-0-2-2, Krol 2-0-0-0, Fitzmorris 2-0-0-0.