The Wabash softball team picked up a win Friday, using a big third inning to hold off Taylor in a 6-4 victory.
In the top of the first Taylor would get a runner on with a walk. The Lady Apaches then converted two great defensive plays to get out of the inning. With no outs, Diane King snagged a line drive at first and stepped on the bag to turn the double play. Darrian Shepherd then jumped to snag a shot over her head to retire the side.
In the top of the second inning, Destiney Collins starts off with the number 4 batter in the order striking her out and giving up a walk, as Catina Mccord and Jade Al-Khateeb retire the side with two good defensive plays.
Taylor would strike first in the top of the 3, with 2 walks and a double scoring both runs to make it 2-0. Wabash had an answer in the bottom of the inning. Catina McCord started off the bottom of the inning for Wabash with a double and was followed by a Darrian Shepherd walk. Destiney Collins delivered a two run double to knot the score at 2, but the Lady Apaches were not finished. Paige Worrick would single to put runners at the corners when Jade Al-Khateeb delivers a double to score Worrick and Jacqueline Kremser, who was a courtesy runner for Destiney Collins to put the Lady Apaches up 4-2.
After holding Taylor in the 4th, Catina McCord delivered another double, scoring Paige Hyden who received first on an over throw by the pitcher as Wabash scored 2 to lead 6-2.
Taylor would pick up a run in the 5th and one more in the 7th as Wabash held on for the 6-4 win.
Coach Minnick ” The girls have played 5 games this week, a ruff schedule coming into sectionals. The coaching staff is very proud of them as we move into the South Adams Invite on Saturday making them 7 games this week. The girls have come alive working hard and playing together as we head into sectionals on Tuesday.”