Livingston got on the scoreboard in the second inning thanks to a solo home run by Alyssa Peek.
Trigg’s only offense was a two-out single by Shanease Byers in the top of the third inning. In the bottom of that frame, the Lady ‘Cats committed five errors and allowed 10 runs. Neither team scored the rest of the way, enacting the mercy rule in after the top of the fifth.
“We made some plays tonight that I hadn’t seen the entire year,” Briscoe said. “We had one inning that absolutely killed us, but we played treat in the other three. We’ve just got to start playing more consistently, turn the page and shake off mistakes. ‘Control the controllables’ is what I always tell them. You can’t control what the other team does, but you can control what you do.”
Lauren Daniel pitched another complete game for Trigg, striking out one, walking one and allowing 11 hits.
Taylor Furr was Trigg’s only senior in 2010, and while Briscoe is sad to see her go, she’s anxious to see how much the rest of the team improves before 2011.
“Next year when we start, I won’t have to teach every single one of them the fundamentals,” Briscoe said. “We’ll have to practice them, but we won’t have to spend so many days focusing only on them.”