From Staff Reports
The Lady Dawgs took a bite out of the Daingerfield Lady Tigers and the Waskom Lady Wildcats this week. Jefferson’s varsity softball team defeated Daingerfield 12-1 on Friday night and massacred Waskom 20-1 on Tuesday.
Head Coach Robert Bristow was pleased with the two road wins. “I’m proud of our team; they never give up,” commented Bristow.
Pitcher Hannah Welch only allowed one run by the Lady Tigers and struck out six batters in the win over Daingerfield. The Lady Dawgs came out swinging with Katie Holliday, Welch, and Tierrani Johnson scoring runs in the first inning. Sarah Smith, Holliday, and Welch crossed the plate in the second, and Nia Garrett scored in the third.
Welch kicked off the fourth inning with a home run over the centerfield fence, starting a huge offensive surge by the Lady Dawgs. Jaden Carter and Garrett each hit a double, and both players rounded the bases for runs. Johnson and Ivaline Clark also scored, and Jefferson handed Daingerfield a 12-1 loss.
Waskom scored their only run of Tuesday’s game in the first inning, but Jefferson took a couple innings to get warmed up. Once they did, the Lady Dawg batters were on fire, scoring nine runs in the third. Holliday, Maddie Bristow, Clark, and Garrett all singled; Carter hit a double, and Johnson had a triple. Eight runs were scored with zero outs in the inning. Holliday came back to the plate and hit a homer for the ninth score in the third.
“Our bats finally came alive,” said Coach Bristow. “We hit the ball really well tonight and still played really good defense.” The bats were alive, indeed, as the Lady Dawgs crossed the plate 11 times in the fifth inning. Garrett, Maddie Bristow, and Carter each doubled in the fifth, and Welch hit a triple to bring home the huge 20-1 triumph over the ‘Cats.
The Lady Dawgs will be at home for the next two games. They will meet up with New Diana on Friday and Elysian Fields on Tuesday. Coach Bristow is hopeful his players will continue to dominate. “This type of game at the plate is what we needed to get our confidence up,” the coach remarked about the Waskom game.
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