Extra Innings: 'Boro has a slice of perfection
It's not often a softball game can be wrapped up in just three innings, but when a team has four players bat 1.000, it becomes a little easier.
That was the recipe for success for Waynesboro in a 19-1 victory over South Western on Monday.
“We continued to play at a high level,” Maiden coach Aaron Burke said. “The girls hit the ball to all fields tonight and baserunning was great. Right now, we just continue to get better each day and have some fun.”
Nicole Kreimer led the Maidens by going 4-for-4, while Katie Wise, Jenna Powell and Chelsea Cover were all a perfect 3-for-3 in the win. Waynesboro has scored eight or more runs in three of its five games.
MARK IN THE WIN COLUMN: Despite starting the season on a three-game losing skid, Southern Fulton earned its first win in dominating fashion, defeating McConnellsburg, 12-2 in five innings Friday.
The Indians received a stellar pitching effort from Cheyenne Miller, who allowed just three hits in the complete-game victory. She walked four but struck out four as well.
Offensively, Southern Fulton started the game with a bang. It scored eight runs in the first inning and never looked back. Janelle Appel, Lakyn Morton and Victoria Barnard all had two hits and two RBIs, while Madison Baker and Miller each drove in a pair of runs.
LOST CHANCE: One of the big reasons Greencastle-Antrim enjoys playing in the Cumberland Valley Tournament is for a chance to play against the Eagles, perennially one of the better programs in District 3.
That tourney, which also includes Waynesboro and Dover, was to have been played Saturday, but was canceled because of the weather.
CV has re-scheduled games with Waynesboro and Dover, and Greencastle has scheduled a game with Dover, but the Blue Devils would have preferred a game with Cumberland Valley.
“We wanted to play CV, but they decided to play Waynesboro and Dover instead,” G-A athletic director Vicki Ritchey said. “The CV coach’s wife coaches at Dover, so that’s the reason for that game.”
So that leaves the Blue Devils one game shy of the maximum number of games (20).
Ritchey said, “We’ve opened it up to anybody. We’re hoping there’s another school that’s in the same situation and has to pick up a game because of the weather.”
COLONIAL ACTION COMING: Despite being more than two weeks into the season, there has yet to be a Mid Penn Colonial Division game played.
Three teams - Shippensburg, Greencastle and James Buchanan - all sit with a perfect non-league record, but have played a combined five games. This week will see a trio of Colonial matchups with Waynesboro facing the Blue Devils and the Lady Hounds, while Ship also hosts Big Spring on Tuesday.