WILMINGTON — Winning for the third straight game, the Wilmington High School softball team moved into contention for second place in the South Central Ohio League with a 6-2 win over Miami Trace Friday.
Wilmington is 5-6 overall and 3-2 in the SCOL. Miami Trace also has two losses in the league. Both teams trail unbeaten Clinton-Massie in the league standings.
“Great team win,” WHS coach Glen Blessing said. “Energy was great from start to finish. Much better effort on defense. The girls continue to improve their approach at the plate with each game we play and it’s starting to show with the results they are getting.”
Olivia Veidt won for the third straight game. She struck out four, gave up four hits and did not walk a batter.
At the plate, Wilmington scored four times in the first inning to erase a 1-0 Trace lead and take control of the game. Lyla Self, Kendra McKenna, Kacy Younker and Madi Flint had runs batted in during the four-run first for WHS.
Self, who finished 3-for-4, had another RBI in the fourth then Hunter Toller brought home a run with a sacrifice fly to shallow left field.
April 14, 2017
@Wilmington High School
Wilmington 6 Miami Trace 2
(2) MIAMI TRACE (ab-r-h-rbi) Hauck 3-0-0-0 Lovett 3-1-0-0 Campbell 3-1-1-1 Barrett 3-0-1-0 Camp 3-0-1-0 Wolfe 3-0-0-0 Henry 3-0-0-0 Riley 3-0-0-0 Landrum 3-0-1-0. TOTALS 27-1-4-1
(6) WILMINGTON (ab-r-h-rbi) Toller 3-1-2-1 Self 4-1-3-2 Veidt 4-0-1-0 Smart 3-0-0-0 McKenna 3-1-2-1 Blessing 1-0-0-0 Younker 3-0-0-1 Flint 2-1-1-1 Laufer 2-1-0-0 South 0-1-0-0. TOTALS 26-6-9-6
2B: MT-Barrett, Camp
SB: W-Toller, Laufer
Wolfe (L) 6-9-6-6-3-1
Veidt (W) 7-4-1-1-0-4