Lady Indians blank Mustangs, shutout by Lady WarriorsPublished 11:00am Saturday, May 4, 2013
The Wetumpka Lady Indians opened the area tournament with an offensive flurry, but were left speechless after dropping back-to-back games in the 6A Area 7 tournament.
The Lady Indians defeated rival Stanhope Elmore 10-0 in the first game, but lost to Thompson in the semifinal.
Thompson’s win over the Lady Indians earned a trip to Troy and a berth into the South Central Regional tournament.
Wetumpka was left with one more game — a must-win against Prattville Friday afternoon.
But after seven innings of work, Prattville claimed the 2-1 win to advance, ending the Tribe’s campaign.
In the Lady Indians’ win over the Lady Mustangs, Lauren Lett stole the show.
The sophomore threw five innings of no-hit softball to corral the Lady Mustangs.
In the bottom of the third, she nailed the gate shut, driving an Alyssa Reynolds pitch just right of the scoreboard bringing the raucous student section (seated in the beds of pickups lined along the outfield wall) to their feet.
Wetumpka sent 12 Lady Indians to the plate during the nine-run rally.
Jamaica Williams followed Lett’s lift-off with a drive off the leftfield fence for a single, knocking Reynolds out of the game.
Amanda Ingram came on to pitch and was welcomed by an Alexis Strickland smash that pushed a run home and left the senior standing on third. The Lady Indians played hit-and-run softball over the course of the inning with Savannah Reaves, Sydney Dixon, Coutrney Richardson and Alex Christian pushing runs home.