For the Cottage Grove softball team, the biggest challenge of the season has just been getting on the field.
The Lions played three games in the first week of the season but since their third game on March 18 have played just one game. The team has played just four games which, along with Klamath Union, is the fewest amount of games played in all of 4A. Three of their last four schedules games have been rained out.
The Lions now head into an especially competitive Sky-Em League. Currently, Marist, Junction City and Elmira are all ranked in the top-10 in 4A.
Last week, on Tuesday April 2, Cottage Grove hosted Creswell at home for three innings until the rain came and cancelled the game. The Lions scored a pair of runs in the first but Creswell answered with eight runs in the next two innings before the game was called. The game was scheduled to be played again on Friday but was, yet again, cancelled.
Yesterday (Tuesday April 9 after The Sentinel’s deadline), the Lions were scheduled to play on the road at Marshfield. In the next week Cottage Grove hosts a double-header against Elmira on Friday, has Sutherlin at home on Friday and travels to Siuslaw on Tuesday.