Pictured is Ashton Young
The Waldron Lady Bulldogs have suffered a few mishaps since Spring Break but as I always say, “Slow and steady wins the race”! Although progress may be slow, the Lady Bulldogs are still a fairly young team with four seniors, two juniors, a sophomore, and three freshmen in the starting lineup. But the softball tide is already shifting in Waldron’s favor as the girls picked up their first win last night since March 18. The Lady Bulldogs were able to break the Lady Outlaws and walk away with an 11-3 victory.
“We have committed entirely too many defensive errors this season,” explained Coach Bailey Moore. “Pair that with a struggling offense and it’s tough to win games. Our bats have been cold so we can’t recover from our defensive errors. I have four seniors but two are having to play a new position this year. We have three juniors, one sophomore, and the rest are freshmen.”
When it came to wrangling the Lady Outlaws, Rheagan Sanford led the offense with 3/4 at the plate and 4/4 on base. She had two RBIs and three stolen bases. Kyleigh Coker and Emily Powell both went for .500 at the plate and on the bases. Kyleigh Coker stepped up as a freshman in center and made some value plays for Waldron and came up with two RBIs. Pitcher, Ashton Young, had an OBP of .600 with a triple and struck out nine batters from the rubber, and didn’t allow a single walk.
Next up, the Lady Bulldogs will host Danville tonight, April 6 where they plan to clean the Lady Little Johns. “I’m hoping we continue to find our bats tonight. We have been cleaning up our defense slowly but our bats have to come alive to keep us in the game. Hoping we can work some of that out tonight against Danville.”
Photo courtesy of Sandy Tull