By Drew Terhall
GREENVILLE — The Girl Wave bounced again and claimed first place within the MVL with an 8-1 win over Tippecanoe at dwelling on April 14. The win places Greenville at 8-2 (6-0). Tippecanoe was undefeated in convention play heading into this one.
Head coach Jerrod Newland mentioned it was an incredible crew win towards an incredible crew within the Girl Pink Devils.
“They bought spunk, good group. It was an incredible recreation and we got here out and performed effectively. We have been going to play effectively at the moment irrespective of who we performed. Nice league recreation and simply so excited for the youngsters,” Newland mentioned.
The crew began out hitting effectively within the first inning. Senior Alaina Baughn hit a double to get the hits going. That double was Baughn’s a hundredth profession hit.
Sophomore Zoey Burns drove her in with a RBI double. Senior Ashlyn Zimmer then doubled to usher in one other run. Senior Kylie Hamm hit a single to cap off the three-run first inning.
Tippecanoe did have possibilities to get on the board early and sometimes. Within the second inning, that they had runners at second and third. With Hamm on the mound, the Girl Pink Devils dropped a bunt to attempt to rating the runner. Greenville was capable of get the runner out at dwelling. They then bought out of the jam.
Tippecanoe had runners on second and third with no outs within the third inning. Hamm and her protection was capable of get out of that jam with out permitting any runs once more.
Within the backside of the third, junior Addie Burke helped drive in a run to go up 4-0. Freshman Kendall Cromwell hit a sacrifice fly later within the inning to go up 5-0. With two outs, senior Skylar Fletcher doubled in a run to make it a 6-0 recreation.
Newland mentioned the crew did effectively on the plate and weren’t taking part in passive.
“Nice job for the youngsters and this system. Beloved the way in which we hit the ball, performed aggressive,” Newland mentioned.
Fletcher drove in a run on a sacrifice fly within the fifth inning. This was after the Girl Wave had some extra alternatives to attain runs, however couldn’t get any to cross within the fourth.
Within the sixth inning, the Girl Pink Devils did drive of their lone run of the sport. Outdoors of that, Hamm was capable of restrict the Tippecanoe lineup and get out of jams.
Newland mentioned Hamm did an incredible job holding the ball low and made performs. Hamm had seven strikeouts on the mound in seven innings.
Hamm added in one other run on a sacrifice groundout within the sixth to get the 8-1 win.
Burns completed the sport with three hits. Hamm and Fletcher every had two RBI within the recreation.
The Girl Wave will journey to Kings on April 15 for an 11:30 a.m. recreation. They may then journey to Tippecanoe on April 17 at 5 p.m.
Contact Day by day Advocate sports activities editor Drew Terhall at [email protected]