PREP NOTEBOOK: Tigers stay perfect, blank Indians
Fred T. Foard improved to 9-0 overall and 4-0 in the Northwestern 3A/4A with a victory on the softball field Wednesday against St. Stephens in Hickory.
The Lady Tigers took a 1-0 lead in the first. Following her double, Ashley Oliver scored later in the inning on a throwing error at first base.
Centerfielder Addie Bolick made it a 2-0 Foard lead in the top of the fourth.
Bolick doubled and advanced twice on passed balls, including a run scored at home plate.
Bolick scored again in the top of the sixth inning, when teammate Rebecca Rowe drove her home on an RBI double.
The Indians (5-4, 2-2) struggled to muster runs, putting two runners on base in the game, including a single by Taylor Lail.
Foard junior pitcher Lexi Shubert allowed one Indian hit and no walks, while striking out 11 Saint batters in seven innings.
Bandys 20, West Caldwell 0
Freshman Kathleen Rearden nearly threw a perfect game, allowing one walk, as the Lady Trojans rolled to the conference victory against the Lady Warriors on Wednesday.
Scarlett Harris led Bandys offensively with a double and a home run, while Tiffany Holland went 3-for-3 from the plate.
“Our whole team laced together hits,” said Trojans coach Randi Keith. “It was a great team effort. Many of our girls came out of our game either hitting the ball well or being wise at the plate by taking walks.”
Bandys (3-2, 1-1) hosts Maiden (8-1, 3-0) in a key CVAC 2A softball game today in Catawba.
Maiden 8, Bandys 1
Jarrod Mitchell (M) def. Aaron Darden 6-1, 2-6, (11-9); Zach Koch(M) def. Zack Sigmon 6-3, 6-2; Yeng Yang(M) def. Ben Young 6-1, 6-0; Stephen Lichtenwalner(M) def. Ryan Eades 6-2, 6-0; A. J. Key(M) def. Peyton Warlick 6-2, 6-0; Hunter Ardrey(M) def. Harris Warlick 4-6, 6-0, (10-7).
Mitchell/Koch(M) def. Sigmon/Young 8-6; Darden/Eades(B) def Yang/Key 8-6; Lichtenwalner/Ardrey(M) def. Warlick/Warlick 8-1.
Newton-Conover 8, Bunker Hill 1
Ryan Lampe (N-C) def. Stefan Gettys 6-0, 6-1; John Tate (N-C) def. Kris Trihemasava 6-0, 6-0; Tyler Barrymore (N-C) def. Braxton Williams 6-0, 6-0; Hunter Nestor (N-C) def. Garrett Williams 6-2, 6-4; Jesse Gill (N-C) def. Nick Lee 6-0, 6-0; David Chang (BH) def. Anthony Dehart 6-4, 6-0.
Lampe-Tate (N-C) def. Gettys-Trihemasava 8-1; Nestor-Gill (N-C) def. Williams-Williams 8-5; Barrymore-Shivam Desai (N-C) def. Lee-Sai Vang 8-2.
Dan Avis-David Dominguez (N-C) def. Song Yang-Ying Yang 8-5.
Draughn 3, Bunker Hill
Despite Wilbelis Rojas scoring her 10th goal of the season, the Lady Bears fell at home against the Lady Wildcats.
Rojas netted her goal in the 22nd minute, but Bunker Hill (1-9-0, 0-2-0) gave up the tying goal just before the half.
Draughn (3-2-1, 1-1-0) scored the go-ahead goal in the 60th minute, followed by a third goal in the 73rd minute to pad its lead and seal the CVAC victory.