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West Lincoln wins two, claims region crown

DAILY LEADER / TERESA ALLRED / West Lincoln's Destiny Allen (right) is congratulated by her coach Andrew Redd at third base after hitting a home run against Puckett Tuesday night.

DAILY LEADER / TERESA ALLRED / West Lincoln’s Destiny Allen (right) is congratulated by her coach Andrew Redd at third base after hitting a home run against Puckett Tuesday night.

PUCKETT – The West Lincoln Lady Bears swept a pair of district wins over the Puckett Lady Wolves Tuesday night to claim their first ever Region 7-2A crown in slowpitch softball action.

West Lincoln secured a 6-1 victory over the Lady Wolves in Game One and knocked off Puckett 6-3 in Game Two.

“Glad to get two district victories to win the region crown,” said West Lincoln coach Andrew Redd. “The girls played extremely well offensively and defensively. We are excited to be in the playoffs and to have home field advantage in the first round.”

The Lady Bears (17-5-1, 6-0) continue action Thursday. West Lincoln visits Bogue Chitto for a varsity game only starting at 2 p.m. The Lady Bears return home to host the Lawrence County Lady Cougars. Junior varsity begins at 5 p.m., followed by varsity action at 6:30.

W. Lincoln 6, Puckett 1

The Lady Bears came out strong and claimed a 4-0 in two innings of work and scored two more runs in the six inning for the win.

Heather Moak was the winning pitcher for West Lincoln with one strikeout and one walk.

Carly Evans suffered the loss for Puckett with no strikeouts and two walks.

Karley Smith was the offensive leader for the Lady Bears with a double and a single. Layton Sills contributed a double. Hitting safely were Malori Hall, Brianna Fauver, Bentley Sills, Micah Redd and Heather Moak.

Kelly Allen and Joanna Holmes paced the Lady Wolves’ offense with a pair of singles each. Natalie Brady, Molly Welch, Abigail Carter, Sandra Bouzemann and Evans hit safely.

 W. Lincoln 6, Puckett 3 

The Lady Bears continued to punish the Lady Wolves with their strong defensive play and secured a 6-0 lead after five innings of action.

Heather Moak tossed the win for West Lincoln with three strikeouts and one walk.

Evans absorbed the loss again for Puckett with no strikeouts and two walks.

Senior Destiny Allen led the offensive charge for the Lady Bears with a home run. Hanna Moak continued the onslaught with a double and two singles. Malori Hall and Layton Sills contributed a pair of singles. Ali Mullins, Brianna Fauver and Heather Moak hit safely.

Hanna Dearman directed Puckett’s offense with a double and a single. Holmes provided two singles. Bouzemann, Carter and Allen hit a single apiece.