Lady Wildcats get shut out at Mount de Sales Academy
Published 3:13 pm Wednesday, August 24, 2022
From Staff Reports
MACON – The Schley County Lady Wildcats Softball Team (SCHS) could only muster three hits off of Mount de Sales starting pitcher Eva Crader and were held scoreless the entire game. As a result, SCHS (3-3) suffered its second straight defeat with a 2-0 loss to the Lady Cavaliers on Tuesday, August 23 at Mount de Sales Academy (MDS).
Crader was almost unhittable in this contest, as she struck out 16 Lady Wildcats and walked only two while giving up just three hits.
MDS third baseman Sawyer Stuart drove in both of the Lady Cavaliers’ two runs. In the bottom of the first inning, Stuart belted a solo home run and drove in the second MDS run in the bottom of the third on an RBI double.
In the top of the second inning with two outs, SCHS second baseman Emma Walker singled to left field, but Crader was able to strike out Lily Walker to end the threat.
In the top of the fourth inning, the Lady Wildcats were able to get runners on first and second, as Crader walked both Abbie Cheek and Makena Wurtz. However, the Lady Wildcats weren’t able to capitalize, as Crader got Emma Walker to ground into a fielder’s choice to end the threat.
In the top of the sixth inning, SCHS had another runner in scoring position when Kalli Bishop drilled a two-out double to left field, but Crader was able to strike out Abbie Cheek to end that threat from the Lady Wildcats.
In the top of the seventh, the Lady Wildcats got off to a good start when Wurtz led off with a single, but Crader was able to strike out Emma Walker and Landry Walker before getting Lizzie Barineau to line out to the shortstop to end the game.
Wurtz started in the circle for SCHS and had a strong pitching performance in her own right. She gave up two runs on five hits, walked one and struck out four MDS batters.
The Lady Wildcats (3-3) will try to end their two-game losing streak when they host Upson-Lee this afternoon at 5:30 p.m.