April 9, 2014 — The West Carter softball team got their first win of the season this past Tuesday, defeating Elliott County 15-0 in four innings in a 62nd District matchup in Olive Hill.
West would use a big fourth inning to put the Lady Lions away, scoring nine runs on seven hits and taking advantage of three errors to get in to the win column for the first time in 2014.
“We call that putting up crooked numbers,” West Coach Jess Cordery said. “When you put those numbers up, it means we’re taking advantage of situations and that translates to winning ballgames.”
The Lady Comets racked up ten hits in the four-inning contest. Sydney Brown was 3-for-4 with an RBI, Erin Hedge was 2-for-3 with three RBI, including the game-winning two RBI single in the bottom of the fourth inning.
“We have to continue to get better defensively and offensively because we’re going to face a lot of good pitching over the next few weeks,” Cordery said. “I think that since so many kids made contact at the plate, their confidence is rising and that helps no matter who they face.”
Leatha Reynolds and Erika Kitchen were each 2-for-3 with two RBI, Amber Thornsberry and Abigail Jordan each were 1-for-3 win an RBI, while Patience Jones and Gabby Bond each had an RBI. Alyssa Shelton took advantage of two errors to get 2 RBI in the win.
“Once we get people on base, we get a little juiced up,” Cordery said. “We were aggressive at the plate and hitting the ball hard. Everybody down the lineup made good contact. I was a little concerned because their pitcher wasn’t as fast as the pitches we’ve seen lately, but we slowed the bats down a little bit to get the timing right.”