Lady Waves bomb McMinn Central for 8th straight win

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By Brownie Rose

The Midway Lady Green Waves have quietly put together an eight-game winning streak after a 13-1 non-district victory over McMinn Central Thursday at Midway.
The win raises Midway’s record to 18-7-1 overall, but they are only 5-0 in the district.
The Lady Waves will have to play five district games in the next two weeks. They will visit Rockwood, Greenback and Grace Christian. Two home games to be played are Tellico Plains and Grace Christian.
Midway is scheduled to visit Grace Tuesday and host Tellico Plains Thursday.
Wednesday’s game against Grace was rained out and has been rescheduled again on Thursday, May 2.
After the first inning, it was an easy night for the Lady Waves against McMinn Central. The Chargerettes scored their only run in the first inning and Midway answered with seven runs in the bottom of the inning.
After Raygn Hall gave up the first inning run on two hits, she settled down and scattered only four more hits in the next six innings. Hall walked none but did hit one batter. She had four strikeouts.
Midway’s defense gave up only one error that did not figure into the scoring.
The Lady Waves sent 11 batters to the plate in the bottom first scoring in order Halie Wiley, Callie Sohm, Alex Richardson, Christina Stansbury. Hall doubled, but was tagged out at third before Midway picked up the scoring again with Shade Narramore and Jayde Rose scoring the sixth and seventh runs.
Wiley and Sohm had two hits in the inning while Richardson had one. Stansbury, Barger, and Narramore drew walks.
Midway scored four more runs in the second. Stansbury reached on an error to begin the inning. After a pair of outs, Narramore, Kaylee Burton, Rose, Wiley and Sohm drilled out singles. Richardson doubled and Stansbury, Narramore, Burton and Rose scored the runs.
The Lady Waves tacked on two insurance runs in the bottom of the fourth. Burton reached on an error followed by a single from Rose. After an out, Sohm was hit by a pitch to load the bases then Richardson walked and got a easy RBI scoring Burton. Hall singled to drive in Rose with the last inning.
Midway was dressed in pink jerseys and McMinn Central wore pink socks to promote Breast Cancer Awareness during the game.