Wade’s Repair wins Ponytail title
The Wade’s Repair Ponytails softball team (12-to-13 year olds) arrived to the championship round as the hottest team in the second half of the season with a 6-1 record.
On May 30 in the title game, Wade’s Repair continued its winning ways with a convincing 18-8 win over Marine Corps.
Again, it was Wade’s Repair bats that paved the way to victory with 14 hits in the contest. For the team, Britney Taylor, Serenity Badger and Kerstyn Joyner led the bats with three hits apiece.
Wade’s Repair coach Anthony Taylor said having a lineup that can swing the bat really well has been a blessing this season.
“We’ve hit the ball well all season, but we’ve really picked up our production at the plate in the second half of the season. Today’s win was just another fantastic job by the girls. This is a young group that really developed as the season went on,” Taylor said.
For Wade’s Repair, it was a fast start that set the tempo for the game.
In its first at-bat, Wade’s Repair brought eight batters to the plate, scoring five runs off three hits and two walks.
For the team, Caroline Gunnells, Jaylen Clark, Serenity Badger, Britney Taylor and Makayla Sanders had scores. Sanders highlighted the inning with a RBI single.
Leading 5-0, the good times continued at the plate for Wade’s Repair in the second inning. Fueled by RBI singles from Jaylen Clark and Caroline Gunnells, the team reeled off five more runs for a 10-0 advantage. Others scoring in the inning included Traveonna McClary, Britney Stanley and Kerstyn Joyner.
Down by 10 runs, Marine Corps tried to get back in the game, scoring four runs off three hits and two errors to make the score 10-4.
That, however, was as close as the game would get. Wade’s Repair fired back in the bottom of the third inning with five runs off four hits for a 15-4 advantage.
Players scoring in the inning included Cailyn Morris, Traveonna McClary, Britney Stanley, Kerstyn Joyner and Britney Taylor.
The 11-run lead was more than enough for Wade’s Repair ace Britney Taylor. Taylor silenced Marine Corps at the plate, tossing a no-hitter through the first two innings.
“I thought we came out with a lot of intensity in the championship game,” coach Taylor said. “It’s been a wonderful season and for that I’d like to thank my assistant coaches Yolonda Kearse and Cal Cannon, and all the parents for their great support.”