West Lincoln Lady Bears crush Wesson 11-1
In the final game of regular season, West Lincoln jumped out to a lead in the bottom of the third and cruised the rest of the way, taking down the Wesson Lady Cobras by a final score of 11-1. The win gives the Lady Bears a 14-7 record for the season and a loss gives the Lady Cobras 14-7 record for the season with the playoffs starting Friday.
Despite both teams getting runners on base early, the game remained scoreless until the bottom of the third. With the bases loaded, Makennah Redd got the Lady Bears on the board with an RBI single to give them the 1-0 lead. The Lady Cobras got out of the jam without the inning getting out of hand, as timely outs at home plate and a fielders’ choice got them out of the inning without any more harm.
The Lady Bears’ bats came to life in the fourth, scoring four runs to blow the doors open. Redd, Bailee Goodson, Anna Brooke Davis and Megan Gerald each brought in a run in the bottom of the fourth. The Lady Bears kept adding runs in the fifth and sixth inning, scoring a combined six runs in the two innings. Goodson, Davis and Redd each brought in a run in the fifth. Goodson and Kelsey Freeman brought in the final runs of the game for the Lady Bears. Catherine Wilson brought in the Lady Cobras’ only run in the sixth with her single.
Megan Gerald picked up the win for the Lady Bears pitching the complete game and took command on the mound from the very first pitch. Laynee Crapps took the loss for the Lady Cobras.
“I thought the girls played about as good as they could play today. I’m proud of the girls and the way they performed tonight,” Lady Bears coach Andrew Redd said. “This game was a great way to end the regular season on a high note. The game was definitely a boost as we get ready for the playoffs.”
The Lady Bears will host Puckett for game one in the first round of the 2A state playoffs Thursday night at 6 p.m. Game two and game three, if needed, will be in Puckett Friday and Saturday, respectively. With Wesson winning their district, they’ll have a first round bye in the playoffs and will face the winner of Perry Central and Choctaw County in the next round of the 3A state playoffs.