The Wetumpka softball team finished off a regular season sweep of Selma last week with an 18-3 win at home. The Indians extended their winning streak to four games and were 3-0 entering Tuesday night’s meeting with Stanhope Elmore.
Wetumpka (10-8) had 10 different players score a run in the victory as the team scored a season-high in runs. After falling behind 1-0 in the first inning, Wetumpka responded with an RBI triple by Anna Kate Norton to tie the game.
The Indians continued to pile on in the opening frame with RBIs Emily Tucker and Katie Hart. Maddie Elmore added another RBI in the second inning but the Saints continued to stick around, cutting the lead to 6-3 in the third inning.
Wetumpka pulled away in the bottom of the third inning, scoring nine runs on six hits and four errors. The Indians added three more runs in the fourth inning, capped off by an RBI single from Elmore to end the game early.
Elmore and Tucker led the team with three RBIs each while Ashlynn Campbell and Norton each scored three times in the win. Wetumpka did not rely on its power against Selma, finishing with just two extra-base hits while walking 10 times and recording eight singles.
Morgan Coleman got the win in the circle for Wetumpka after pitching 2 2/3 innings while allowing just two hits and striking out three. Mya Holt closed out the game and allowed one hit in the final 1 1/3 innings.
Edgewood extends winning streak
Since returning to the field from spring break, the Edgewood softball team has won four consecutive games while outscoring its opponents by a total of 48 runs during that span. The Wildcats (33-10) extended their streak last week with a two-game sweep of area opponent Coosa Valley.
Mary Michael Burnham was dominant in the circle in the first game, allowing just one baserunner in three innings while striking out four. However, Edgewood’s offense shortened the pitcher’s strong performance by scoring 13 runs in the first three innings.
Burnham and Jessy Morales led the team with three RBIs each at the plate. The first five hitters in Edgewood’s lineup each scored at least two runs as the Wildcats took advantage of eight fielding errors by Coosa Valley.
In the second game, Madison White stepped up at the plate, knocking in four runs including a two-run triple to start the scoring in a six-run first. McKenzie Owens finished with three RBIs and two hits.
Burnham returned to the circle for the first inning but was pulled after allowing her first hit of the day. Alexis Walls entered in relief and allowed just one walk while recording all six outs by strikeout in her two innings of work.