After the 18-3 loss, Destin Coach Brittany Cahoon was almost speechless.
“I just really don’t know what to say,” Cahoon said.
Destin lost 18-3 to the visiting Ruckel Rams of Niceville in their last regular season softball game Wednesday afternoon.
Cahoon was also at a loss for words about the game's the officiating.
“The umpires just killed us,” she said.
Cahoon explained that there was an incident in the second inning where a Ruckel Ram plowed over the Destin catcher at the plate.
“She laid her flat out,” Cahoon said.
There was a question as to whether the Ruckel player should have been ejected due to roughness. She said the umpires started arguing among themselves. Ultimately, the player was not ejected.
From there, Cahoon said it was all down hill.
Ruckel scored four runs in the first inning and Destin answered with one. Samantha Sherer, who finished with two hits for the Marlins, singled and scored on a wild pitch.
Ruckel added another run in the second inning.
In the third, Ruckel scored five runs on three hits.
Destin answered with one in the bottom half. Sherer walked and came home on a pop fly from Ava Smith.
In the top of the fourth, Ruckel plated five more runs on four hits for a 15-2 advantage.
Destin scored its last run in the bottom of the fourth. Allison McCraw singled and scored on a double from Sherer.
Ruckel finished up with three runs in the fifth.
Destin will play Walton Middle in the semifinal round of county tournament at 4:30 p.m. Monday at home.