Lady Green Wave fall in tourney

DTL Staff

A spring break softball trip to Gulf Shores got off to a rocky start for the West Point High girls softball team Monday as they fell 16-0 in a four-inning game against Giles County High School from Pulaski, Tenn.

After giving up two runs in the first, the Lady Green Wave surrendered eight in the second as the Lady Bobcats started pulling away. Four in the third and two in the fourth finished it off.

Giles County pitcher Kylie Hendricks gave up no hits and faced the minimum of 12 batters, although West Point’s Tonia Randle reached on an error in the fourth only to be caught stealing second.

Hendricks struck out seven and threw 48 pitches in four innings. Randle, Summer Smith, Mckinsey Wedel and Marquesha Starks were the only West Point players to make contact off Hendricks.

The Lady Green Wave hurt their own cause, committing 10 errors. Of the 16 runs scored of senior pitcher Sara Dexter, only seven were earned. Dexter allowed 12 hits and walked one.Of her 72 pitches, 53 were strikes.

The Lady Green Wave were playing Arlington Country Day School in a second game later Monday and continue today in the tournament in Gulf Shores, Ala., playing Cleveland, Tenn. and Bellaire.