JDA softball wins scoring affair
On April 26 in SCISA softball action, the Jefferson Davis Academy Lady Raiders outlasted Clarendon Hall Academy in a wild affair by a score of 11-10.
Tied at 10-10 in the seventh inning, the Lady Raiders prevailed off the bat of Caroline Polston. Polston, who finished with two hits on the day, brought home Shelia Miller for the winning run.
JDA coach Greg Williams said he was thankful for the victory.
“I’m very proud of our girls. This was a hard-fought win for our ball team today,” Williams said. “It was back-and-forth the entire game. However, when we needed to make a play, we had players who stepped up.”
The game started out promising for the Lady Raiders. Cassie Garvin reached base after getting hit by pitch, then scored off a single by Shelia Miller.
Ahead 1-0, the momentum quickly changed in favor of the Lady Saints in the second inning.
Taking advantage of mistakes by the Lady Raiders, the Lady Saints plated five runs off three hits and three errors for a 5-1 advantage.
Over the next two innings, the Lady Saints kept marching on, adding two more runs to their lead for a 7-3 advantage.
Down by four runs, the Lady Raiders answered in the bottom of the fourth inning. Becca Fogle got the troops going with a two-run RBI double. In all, the team plated three runs in the inning as Anna Beth Morgan and Shelia Miller each scored to narrow the lead at 7-6.
In the fifth inning, the Lady Raiders continued to have success at the plate. Thanks to a two-run RBI double by Makayla Towne, the team manufactured four runs off three hits for a 10-7 lead. Others delivering at the plate in the inning included Savannah Martin, Ashleigh Still and Makayla Thomas with RBI singles.
With a three-run lead, the Lady Raiders then had an opportunity to close out the game in the top of the seventh inning.
The Lady Saints, however, came marching back, scoring three runs off two hits and an error to tie the game at 10-10.
The Lady Raiders then responded with a run in the bottom of the seventh for the win.
For JDA, Ashleigh Still was the top pitcher on the mound.