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Mac done in by errors in 13-1 loss to Chickasha

New coach seeks attitude adjustment after slow 0-3 start

Nearly every coaching change comes with an adjustment period. Lauren Renneker just hopes that period is coming to an end soon.

When the former MacArthur and Cameron softball standout took over the reins at her old high school, she knew there would be some growing pains. And Thursday’s game added to an already painful first week of the season, as eight errors doomed MacArthur in a 13-1 run-rule loss at home to Chickasha, dropping the Highlanders to 0-3 on the young season.

Things didn’t seem too bad after MacArthur’s Allie Monroe scored on a wild pitch, tying the game at 1 in the first inning.

Alas, it would be the Highlanders’ only run of the evening.

The bats remained relatively quiet, with Mac only garnering five hits off pitchers Allison Couch and Emry Josey.

But it was in the field where the Highlanders really struggled to take control of the game. On more than a handful of occasions, the Chicks avoided certain outs, even double plays, because of dropped or misplayed balls by Mac fielders. For Renneker, it is as much about maturity as it is execution.

“Our biggest issue is attitude,” Renneker said. “If the girls can find a way to flip that switch, we should be OK.”

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