Hartsville Lady Red Foxes fall to Dillon Lady Wildcats

Ny Wilson is out attempting to return to third base. PHOTO BY JOHNNIE DANIELS

Jaysha McCullough is out at home. PHOTO BY JOHNNIE DANIELS

Sidney Easters swings. PHOTO BY JOHNNIE DANIELS

by Johnnie Daniels

The Dillon Lady Wildcats defeated the visiting Hartsville Lady Red Foxes 3-1 in varsity softball action played in Dillon on Monday, April 12. Dillon’s Paige Sherman pitched a 1-hit shut-out going the distance. She struck out 9 and walked 3. Alyssa Poston was charged with the loss. She pitched 6 innings and allowed 5 hits, walked 4, struck out 11, and allowed 3 runs. In the first inning, both teams were retired in 1-2-3 fashion. In the top of the second inning, the Lady Red Foxes were once again retired 1-2-3. In the bottom of the second inning, Dillon’s Qy Wilson arrived safely at first with a bunt. She quickly stole second base and advanced to third on a sacrifice bunt by Logan Grice. Lexie Rogers hit a long 1 to left for a stand-up double and a rbi to give Dillon a 1-0 lead. In the top of the third inning, Hartsville was unable to get the offense going and returned to defense after being retired 1-2-3. The Lady Wildcats were also retired 1-2-3 by the Hartsville pitcher in the bottom of the third inning. In the top of the fourth inning, Hartsville’s Jaysha McCullough arrived at first on an error. Alyssa Poston garnered a walk to place runners on first and second with no outs. Kindan Dawson had a sacrifice bunt to move the runners to second and third with only 1 out. Hartsville had a threat going. Olivia Martin flied out to right for out 2. Jaysha McCullough was thrown out at home attempting to score. Dillon had dodged a bullet. In the bottom of the fourth inning, Qy Wilson garnered a walk and once again quickly stole second base. Logan Grice also garnered a walk. Both Wilson and Grice stole a base to move safely to second and third. Ny Wilson garnered a walk to load the bases. Lexie Rogers hit one to center to pick up a double and 2 rbi. In the bottom of the fifth inning, Dillon’s Paige Sherman led off with a double on a hit to center followed by a bunt by Abby Bristow to place runners on the corners with no outs. However, Hartsville stopped the Dillon scoring threat. Dillon committed 2 errors in the game while Hartsville did not commit an error. Dillon will host Georgetown today (Thursday, April 15) at 6:30 p.m. Support your team.

Author: Rachel Howell

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