Lady Wildcats extend winning streak to three games with drubbing of Manchester
Published 4:04 pm Thursday, September 30, 2021
From Staff Reports
ELLAVILLE – After enduring a six-game losing streak, the Schley County Lady Wildcat Softball Team (SCHS) has recently found the winning magic again. After notching wins over Wilcox County and Taylor County, SCHS extended its winning streak to three games on Wednesday, September 28 by putting a 14-0 shellacking on the Manchester Lady Blue Devils (MHS) at Wildcat Park.
The Lady Wildcats scored four runs on three hits in the bottom of the first to take a 4-0 lead, but the decisive point in the game came in the bottom of the second, as SCHS blew the game open by scoring eight runs on four hits and took advantage of two MHS errors and two walks. Zoe Molina and Maddie Walker each drove in runs on RBI singles in the inning and Lily Walker drove in a run on a sacrifice fly.
Then in the bottom of the third, Berkley Goodin led off the frame with a solo home run over the right field wall to give the Lady Wildcats a 13-0 lead. Later on in the inning, Jaelyn Wynn scored the final run of the game for the Lady Wildcats on another MHS error.
Molina led the SCHS offense by going 3 for 3 at the plate with a double, two RBIs and a run scored and Maddie Walker went 2 for 2 with two RBIs and two runs scored.
Goodin also had a productive day at the plate for SCHS. She belted the solo home run in the third inning and singled to go 2 for 3 with two RBIs and two runs scored.
Makenna Wurtz got the start in the circle for SCHS and pitched four scoreless innings. She gave up six hits and struck out three MHS batters.
The Lady Wildcats (8-11) will try to extend their winning streak to four games when they travel to Cochran, GA on Monday, October 4 for a rematch against Bleckley County. In the last meeting between the two teams in Ellaville on Wednesday, September 22, the Lady Wildcats were shut out 11-0. First pitch of Monday’s game is scheduled for 5 p.m. Then on Wednesday, October 6, the Lady Wildcats will play their final game of the season when they host Brookstone at 5 p.m.