MYRTLE BEACH, SC. - Cassadaga Valley opened the Grand Strand Softball Classic in Myrtle Beach with a loss, falling to Oldham, Ky., 8-1, in a five-inning contest on Monday.
For the Lady Cougars, things began on a positive note as they took a 1-0 lead when Ashley Carroll singled in Kelsie Brown.
Cassadaga Valley starter Mya Sischo had a rough time on the mound, giving up five runs in the first inning on four hit batters, a walk and three hits, then surrendered two more runs in the second. Alyssa Hahn and Courtney Vahl followed Sischo in relief.
The Lady Cougars managed just four more hits the rest of the way, topped by a double by Brown and hits by Kristi Zink, Megan Leffler and Jen Holley.
Cassadaga Valley will play again at noon today as the Lady Cougars take on RC Byrd High School from West Virginia.