Bull Dogs win MVC softball opener over WMHS

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 7:00pm

Hall-Dale scored seven runs in the second inning winning big over Wiscasset Middle High School in the Mountain Valley Conference softball opener Friday afternoon in Farmingdale.

The Bulldogs added four more runs in the third inning and a dozen more in the fourth when they batted around the order.

Senior Sidney Thayer had Wiscasset’s only hit, a ground ball single up the middle in the fourth inning. Latisha Wright followed drawing a base-on-balls. Thayer and Wright then pulled off a double steal but the inning ended without a run being scored.

Makayla Bailey pitched three and a third innings for the Wolverines to hold the hot-hitting Bulldogs scoreless in the first inning of play. Thayer then took the mound and pitched the remainder of the game which ended early due to the 12-run rule. The Bulldogs finishing with 22 runs.

Wolverine Coach Gordon Campbell had 13 girls on the roster for the start of the game.

“We’re young but the girls are determined and will improve as the season goes on,” he said.

Wright, a freshman, started as catcher and played a solid game behind the plate. Junior Farrah Casey who played third base had a nice out in the fourth inning throwing across the diamond to get the batter.

Should the weather improve the Wolverines will host Monmouth on Monday. The recent damp, wet weather has kept the Wolverines from practicing on their home field.

On Wednesday, April 24 the team will travel to Mt. Abram to play the Roadrunners and return home to face Spruce Mountain on Friday, April 26.