Mustangs Top Warriors in Softball
The North Moore girls’ softball team took what was given to them in their Yadkin Valley Conference contest at West Montgomery Tuesday.
The Lady Mustangs had only five hits, but used five Lady Warrior errors and four walks to come away with a 4-1 victory. The victory improves North Moore’s league mark to 3-2 and 6-3 overall, while West Montgomery falls to 2-4 in conference action and 3-4 overall.
Ashley Davis was the starting pitcher for the Mustangs, picking up the win while striking out three batters and allowing eight scattered hits. Zadasia Waddell and Lauren Morris shared pitching duties on the mound for the Warriors. The two pitchers combined to strike out 15 Mustang batters.
The Warriors got on the scoreboard first in the bottom of the second inning when India Jordan and Jayde Chisholm led off with back-to-back singles. Jordan later scored on a groundout by Emma Morgan to Mustang second baseman Holly Martindale.
North Moore countered in the top of the third inning with a pair of runs for a 2-1 lead. Gwen Steslicke reached base on a walk with one out and later stole second base. After a strikeout for the Mustangs’ second out, Jessie Sheffield drew a base on balls. Both runners advanced on an error committed by the Warriors. Steslicke scored on a single hit by Casey Turner into right field. Sheffield added the Mustangs’ second run on a passed ball.
The Warriors continued to pick up hits, but could never string anything together as the Mustang defense came up with the plays needed to end the threat.
North Moore added two more runs in the fifth inning for the final 4-1 margin. The two-run rally started when Heather Dunmyer led off the inning with a single down the third-base line. She later stole second base. Sheffield reached base on another Warrior error and Dunmyer moved to third base. Sheffield stole second base and Dunmyer scored on an error on the Warriors’ catcher. Sheffield added the Mustangs’ final run on a passed ball.
The Mustangs threatened again in the sixth inning with a pair of singles by Martindale and Steslicke, but a couple of strikeouts killed the rally.
The Mustangs had five different players to have hits with Steslicke, Martindale, Dunmyer, Turner and Kasi Martin having one single each. Sheffield scored a pair of runs while Steslicke and Dunmyer added one run each.
The Mustangs try to improve their record today when they host South Davidson. The contest is scheduled to start at 6 p.m.
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