Softball picks up fifth straight win

By: By Amber Hatten-Staley - Sports editor
Amber Hatten-Staley | Laurinburg Exchange Lady Scots second baseman Katie Lighthall catches a ball from catcher Jenna Byrd with back-up help from short stop Madison Williams. The Lady Scots won their sixth straight game on Wednesday against Terry Sanford.

LAURINBURG — The Lady Scots softball played their final non-conference game taking on Terry Sanford on Wednesday in Fayetteville.

Scotland dominated the Lady Bulldogs earning a 14-3 win in six innings for their fifth consecutive victory to push them one game over .500.

The two teams opened up the 2018 season against each other on March 2. In that game, the Lady Scots unleashed on Terry Sanford to pick up the 26-2 win.

The Lady Scots jumped out to an 11-0 lead through four innings with two runs in the first and second innings, four in the third and three in the fourth.

Terry Sanford pushed three runs across in the bottom of the fifth inning, but it was too little too late as the Lady Scots tacked on an additional three runs in the top of the sixth to activate the NCHSAA’s 10-run rule and end the game.

Six Lady Scots had hits in the victory, led by four hits from senior Macie Gibson, who went 4-for-5 with four runs and one RBI.

Seniors Kandon Luquer, Mason Roberts and Katie Lighthall each tallied two hits. Lighthall hit a double and racked up a team-leading three RBIs.

Junior Dzyere McIntyre recorded a triple as she went 2-for-4 with one hit, one RBI and two walks.

Lady Scots sophomore Katie Smith picked up the win as she pitched a complete game allowing three runs off two hits with five walks and eight strikeouts.

“We hit the ball when we needed to and we were patient at the plate with a very shaky strike zone in play,” said Lady Scots head coach Adam Romaine. “The girls moved runners into scoring position and scored easy runs by smart base running. We also played better defense as a team.”

With the win, the Lady Scots move to 7-6 overall and 3-6 in conference play while Terry Sanford falls to 2-9 overall and 2-7 in the Patriot 3A/4A Conference.

Scotland sits in sixth place at 3-6 in the SAC-8 standings. They will close out the season next week against the league’s top two teams — Richmond (9-0) and Lumberton (5-2).

The Lady Scots will look for their sixth straight victory tonight on the road against Pinecrest. First pitch is scheduled for 7 p.m.

Amber Hatten-Staley can be reached at 910-506-3170 or ahatten@laurinburgexchange.com.

Amber Hatten-Staley | Laurinburg Exchange Lady Scots second baseman Katie Lighthall catches a ball from catcher Jenna Byrd with back-up help from short stop Madison Williams. The Lady Scots won their sixth straight game on Wednesday against Terry Sanford.
https://www.laurinburgexchange.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/web1_IMG_0890.jpgAmber Hatten-Staley | Laurinburg Exchange Lady Scots second baseman Katie Lighthall catches a ball from catcher Jenna Byrd with back-up help from short stop Madison Williams. The Lady Scots won their sixth straight game on Wednesday against Terry Sanford.
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By Amber Hatten-Staley

Sports editor

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