Roundup: Pam Pack and Unity both dominate in wins

Published 3:30 pm Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Pam Pack pours it on against North Lenoir

LAGRANGE—The Washington softball team used an explosive first inning to put Tuesday night’s game against North Lenoir out of reach and coasted to a 21-0 victory.

The Pam Pack (13-1, 8-1) scored 11 runs before the Hawks (0-11, 0-8) even had an opportunity to swing a bat. Washington’s production on offense was a group effort, as 10 of its 11 batters recorded at least one hit in the game.

Junior Sydney Keech and senior Grace Lassiter, who both had four RBI and two hits each, led the Pam Pack offensively. Senior Mary Dixon chipped in with three RBI and two hits of her own.

It didn’t make much of a difference when North Lenoir came up to the plate, as Washington’s Abbigail Tucker, a sophomore, and Summer Campbell, a junior, combined to limit the Hawks to two hits. Tucker pitched the game’s first three innings, striking out six Hawks. Campbell closed out the final two innings, racking up three strikeouts and issuing one walk.

Unity keeps on winning

CHOCOWINITY—The Unity softball team continued its two-year win streak Tuesday night, comfortably defeating Wayne Christian 20-2 at home after needing a late rally to beat the Eagles earlier this season.

After trailing Wayne Christian (3-6) entering the sixth inning in their previous matchup, the Warriors (10-0) wasted no time in building a lead. Sophomore Grace Bumpass led off the bottom of the first with a home run.

Juniors Gloria Valdez and Macy Main added to Unity’s lead in the second, with each knocking in a run with a base hit. Kaley Coltrain capped the scoring in the second with a three-run home run to push the Warriors’ lead to 6-0.

Unity’s offense was led by Main, who racked up four hits. Bumpass and Valdez chipped in with two hits apiece. Main, also starting pitcher for Warriors, pitched a complete game to improve her record to 7-0.

A perfect storm of Unity’s bats smashing the ball, Wayne Christian’s pitching falling apart and defensive errors from the Hawks led to a 12-run inning for the Warriors in the fourth, effectively ending any hopes of a Wayne Christian comeback. But the Hawks still put up a fight and tallied two runs in the fifth inning.