Reigning CCC Softball Champs Host CCC State Semifinalists in Key Early Season Tilt

The Macon Tigerettes welcome the Monroe City Lady Panthers for an early key Clarence Cannon Conference softball matchup Thursday. Macon finished 7-0 in conference play last year and are already off to a 2-0 start. Second year coach Lea Ann Hamlin says with a deeper bench this year, eight of the nine returning starters had to re-earn their role.

The Tigerettes shut out Centralia in their season opener Monday, and tallied eight runs their victory over Hallsville Tuesday.

Coming off their first state semifinal appearance in program history last fall, Monroe City only manufactured one run in Tuesday’s season opening loss to Mark Twain. With seven of nine starters returning from last year’s squad, head coach Melissa Chinn believes the offense, which averaged eight runs a game last year, will remain a strength.

Chinn was referring to first team Clarence Cannon Conference pitcher Brooke Weimer. Chinn says Macon is solid.

Hamlin shares what Macon needs to accomplish if they want to end their three-game homestand on a winning note.

Macon won last year’s conference tilt 5-4. Pregame coverage on KRES and begins at about 6:15pm. Scott Lunte and Brandon Monty have the call.