Because they're hosting the Paris Invitational this Saturday at the Paris Fairgrounds, the Lady Coyotes varsity softball team also scheduled home games for Monday against Madison in non-league competition and Thursday against Schuyler County in a Lewis and Clark Conference contest.

In order to start this run of home games Paris first had to play at Scotland County in league action on Wednesday and fell 16-0.

The Lady Coyotes fell behind early in this game 1-0 in the first inning and then simply could't bridge that gap. Instead, the team allowed another six runs in the second and nine in the fourth.

Taking point on this four-hit performance for Paris was Delany Miller at 1-for-2 with a steal and Mary Stahlschmidt also stole a base. Elizabeth Cupp, Hannah Mitchell and Emma Addie each had a hit in two at-bats, as well.

In the circle for the Lady Coyotes Addie got stuck with the decision after allowing 16 runs, seven earned, on 12 hits and four walks in 3.1 innings of work. Compounding the situation was the eight errors the team made. The squad also only had 16 at-bats and struck out four times.

Paris is 3-9 overall and is led in hitting by Mitchell with a .364 batting average with two doubles and three RBI. Elizabeth Cupp is also hitting .333 on nine hits in 27 at-bats with seven RBI, four runs and a double, Miller has a team-high se3ven steals and Addie has given up 75 earned runs on 125 hits in 56 innings pitched.