Softball wraps up with Enterprise, West Lincoln

Published 7:31 pm Tuesday, May 29, 2018

With the final softball recap of the season, we’ll take a look at Enterprise and West Lincoln’s teams. Enterprise won their district championship, and West Lincoln started a lot of younger players and got better throughout the season.

Enterprise High School

The Lady Yellow Jackets had a dominant run through their district this year, outscoring their opponents 34-6 to have a perfect district record at 6-0.

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The district title gave Enterprise a first round bye in the MHSAA 2A playoffs, and set them up with a second round matchup with Enterprise-Clarke.

The Lady Yellow Jackets’ season came to an end at the hands of the Lady Bulldogs with Enterprise-Clarke winning the series in three games.

The Lady Yellow Jackets finished the season with a stellar 13-9 mark, with a plethora of wins coming against competition in higher classifications.

Enterprise was led at the plate by Abby Richardson and Carly Polk, both of whom hit over .385 on the season.

Richardson hit .414 for the Lady Yellow Jackets and slugged .517 on the season, good for a 1.031 OPS.

Carly Polk hit .389 on the season, and posted a .555 slugging percentage and a .972 OPS.

Carlee Nations was the ace of the pitching staff for Enterprise as she went 7-2 on the year and posted a minuscule 1.19 ERA over 99.2 innings. Nations struck out 109 hitters on the season.

West Lincoln High School

The Lady Bears played a lot of younger players throughout the season, and they’re returning their whole team for the 2019 fast-pitch season.

West Lincoln finished the year with a 7-10 record, but they played two extra inning contests against Brookhaven and Wesson to end the season, and both of those schools won their districts in higher classifications than the Lady Bears.

At the plate, Bailey Wilson hit .393 for the Lady Bears and posted a .482 slugging percentage, good for a .934 OPS.

Bailee Goodson hit .417 on the year and slugged .667, good for a 1.229 OPS.

Adi and Averi Paden were the driving forces on the mound for West Lincoln, as both pitched to ERAs of under three this season.

Adi Paden picked up four wins on the year, and she struck out 63 hitters in 78 innings, while Averi Paden struck out 20 hitters in 25 innings while posting a 2.52 ERA.