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West Lincoln rolls past Salem

DAILY LEADER / Photo Submitted / The West Lincoln Lady Bears (right) and the Salem Lady Wildcats (left) pose together wearing pink to honor and recognize the Breast Cancer Awareness Saturday at the West Lincoln softball field.

DAILY LEADER / Photo Submitted / The West Lincoln Lady Bears (right) and the Salem Lady Wildcats (left) pose together wearing pink to honor and recognize the Breast Cancer Awareness Saturday at the West Lincoln softball field.

The West Lincoln Lady Bears hosted the Salem Lady Wildcats for their annual Breast Cancer Awareness softball contest Saturday afternoon and were victorious over the Lady Wildcats 11-1 in five inning of action.

The Lady Bears (11-7, 6-2) will resume action Tuesday as they host the Brookhaven Lady Panthers. Junior varsity action is set to start at 5 p.m., followed by the varsity contest at 6:15 p.m.

West Lincoln 11, Salem 1 

The Lady Bears came out swinging in the bottom of the first inning and plated four runs on Salem to take a 4-1 lead.

In the second inning, West Lincoln continued their hot hitting streak and scored four more runs to increase the lead to 8-1.

In the fourth and fifth inning, the Lady Bears added three more runs to win the contest 11-1 in five innings of action.

Micah Redd pitched the win for the Lady Bears with six strikeouts and three walks.

Hanna Rushing suffered the lost for the Lady Wildcats with no strikeouts and four walks.

Layton Sills sparked West Lincoln’s offense with a triple and two singles. Micah Redd fueled the fire with a double and a single. Millane Lewis contributed three singles. Malori Hall provided two singles. Makennah Redd ripped a double. Brianna Fauver, Anna Brooke Davis and Addie Spring hit safely.

Lauren Burch, Carley Rawls and Audrey Stogner paced Salem’s offense with a single apiece.

In junior varsity action, West Lincoln (7-4) defeated Salem 6-0.

McKenzie Pyles tossed the win for the Lady Bears with nine strikeouts and no walks.

Madelynn Thornton was the top hitter at the plate for West Lincoln with a double and a single. Hitting safely were Sarah Jane Doty, Jana Case and Ashley Thomas.