The hometown Hope Ladycats softball team got their first taste of softball season competition on the diamond this past Saturday hosting the Taylor Lady Tigers in a benefit game at Ladycat Stadium.

The hometown Hope Ladycats softball team got their first taste of softball season competition on the diamond this past Saturday hosting the Taylor Lady Tigers in a benefit game at Ladycat Stadium.

The Ladycats battled hard but came up short to Taylor 10-2 in seven innings of an exhibition battle. Today's Hope Ladycats season home-opener hosting Genoa Central Lady Dragons have been cancelled due to inclement weather conditions.

The Ladycats are scheduled to face Ashdown on the road Tuesday Feb. 28, then head to Taylor on Thursday March 2 for softball action. If inclement weather occurs for unplayable field conditions, there may be possible game cancellations.