Lady Wave win on the road at Columbus

Staff Writer

Eleven hits and sound defense backing solid pitching added up to a 14-2 road win Monday for the West Point Green Wave softball over homesteading Columbus.

Junior pitcher Sara Dexter went the distance, throwing just 75 pitches — 77 percent of them for strikes — in seven innings. She walked none and struck out one and got 13 ground outs and six fly outs from her defense, which made no errors.

That was a big contrast to three games Friday and Saturday when the Lady Wave made more than 20 errors, including nine in one game and eight in another, in three losses.

"Yes, we were better in both, defense and timely hitting," Coach Casey Finch said.

Dexter helped her own cause offensively with a hit and two RBIs. She got run support early as the Lady Wave put up six runs in the first inning and then closed it out with six more in the last two innings sandwiched around two in the third.

Columbus scored two in the third as Taylor drove in Hardin and Congious. Except for that spot, Dexter faced few other jams. For the game, she scattered seven hits, two doubles and five singles.

Meanwhile, the Lady Green Wave put up 11 hits while taking advantage of six walks.

Summer Smith, Tonia Randle and Taylor Brownlee had three hits each with Randle and Taylor Brownlee each smacking a triple and Chamiya Brownlee, the team’s only senior, adding a double, two RBIs and two runs scored.

Malaysia Moody turned a hit and two walks into three runs scored and an RBI and catcher Hannah Myers drove in three runs.

The Lady Green Wave, now 2-3 on the year, have a long break, not playing again until Monday, March 19 at Noxubee County. Spring break is next week.