In girls softball WestTel are quickly emerging as a
fearsome team. Prove of that can be seen in their rise up the table.
Thanks to two recent wins the squad is second in its
division at 4-4-1, roughly three games back of 6-2 Burger King.
The first big win came last Monday courtesy of a 9-7
victory over cellar dwellers Arch Automotive.
Samantha Hodgson, Chantal Banker and Erynn Walton
scored two runs each for WestTel as Arch was handed its sixth loss. Their record
is now 2-6-1.
A key for WestTel this season and in the game is Amber
Evans, who had an amazing start as the pitcher, striking out the first six
batters and holding Arch to just one run in the first four innings.
Arch stormed back with six runs in the final inning
but the rally fell just short as Evans made a fine catch at shortstop to end
the contest with the bases loaded.
Kianda Parchmont had a powerful triple for WestTel while Britteny
Purcell scored two runs to lead Arch.
The second game against Kirk Group would showcase
even more offense. WestTel came out on top 7-2 with seven different players
scoring runs in a well-balanced attack. The loss pushed Kirk Group to third
place at 3-3-2.
The well-played game was very close going into the
bottom of the fourth inning, with WestTel clinging to a 3-2 lead.
Chantal Banker then broke the game open with a triple,
scoring Demi Bush. Amber Evans added key
hits while Erynn Walton made an unassisted double play at first base. Samantha
Hodgson made a good catch in foul territory at home plate while pitcher Kayla
Whittaker threw well and played defense.
Kayla Welds, Jennifer Moseley and Kelsie McLean all
made good plays in the field for Kirk Group and catcher Kacie Ramos made a
tremendous catch to get a batter out.
In other action Burger King beat Arch Automotive 15-5,
Arch Automotive took down Kirk Group 7-6 and Burger King beat WestTel 8-7.
More games took place last Saturday and matches take
place throughout the week.