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Whitewater bats explode in win over Sandy Creek

Above, Kinsey Sords fires in a pitch during Tuesday’s game. Angela Heimback (right) gets congratulations are hitting a three-run home run. (Staff Photos by Christopher Dunn)

IMG_1440aWhitewater softball is off to another strong start. Tuesday’s 15-0 win over a scrappy Sandy Creek squad has the Wildcats on a roll.
“Right now we seem to be hitting the ball pretty good, and we’re getting some real good pitching,” said Whitewater coach Robert Townsend. “We’re gelling a little bit. Maybe that can carry over to the rest of the season.”
The scoring started early. Jordan Roy lead off with a hit, then moved over on a Sarah Middleton single. Hannah Norton drove in Roy before Joleigh Tye tripled home two runs.
After three runs in the first inning, the Wildcats exploded for 12 in the bottom of the second.
The bases were loaded right away with a Lauren King leadoff double and walks for Makayla Cummings and Roy. Katelyn Perry made the Patriots pay, smoking a two-run double. Angela Heimback did even more damage, blasting a three-run home run to dead centerfield.
Sarah Middleton followed with a solo shot to center that nearly wasn’t. Middleton appeared to be out on a home run-robbing catch, but the ball took the glove with it over the wall.
A hit batter, a Ruth Jones single, and a King walk loaded the bases again. Cummings reached base on an error, scoring courtesy runner Carly Grove. Roy got on base, scoring two runs on a throwing error home. Perry stepped in and crushed another two-run double. Heimback plated one more in the frame.
“Sarah Middleton hit one out and so did Angela Heimback. They did a good job for us,” said Townsend. “We need to see that out of them.”
The Patriots got out of the inning with the help of two outs from Breanna Wojcik coming into pitch from short stop. When the smoked had cleared, the Wildcats held a 15-0 lead. Sandy Creek hit the ball well in the top of the third, but couldn’t find any open grass, ending the game early.
Perry and Heimback finished the game with two hits and four RBI apiece.
Kinsey Sords pitched all three innings, allowing one hit and striking out four.
The win runs Whitewater’s record to 5-2.

By Christopher Dunn

Managing Editor Christopher Dunn has been with the Fayette County News since 2011, in addition to running Fayette Victory magazine. He is a graduate of Fayette County schools, as well as a graduate of Georgia State University with a degree in journalism. Follow him on twitter @fayettesports.