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Lady Waves end regular season with 7-0 win

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By Brownie Rose

 

With all the postponed games, the Midway Lady Green Waves had to put two special days into one Thursday. Midway had Cancer Awareness Day and Senior Day at the same time and the day was a success as the Lady Waves beat McMinn Central, 7-0.

Three Midway seniors, Michaela Langley, Jaime Kilby and Kaylee Burton, all helped running Midway’s overall record to 15-7.

It appeared as if it might be a short game with Midway scoring four runs in the  first two innings, but McMinn Central settled down and allowed only three more runs in  the last four innings.

The Chargerettes may have settled down on defense, but they couldn't decipher Midway pitcher Payton Kelley. Kelley hummed a two-hitter and was never in any real trouble. Kelley struck out 13 of the 24 batters she faced including the first six batters in the game. 

Midway’s offense was off and running in the bottom of the first, scoring three of the first four batters. 

Abby Bertram led off with a slap single. Kallie Sohm tripled to easily score Bertram. After an out, Jayde Rose singled in Sohm. Rose stole second and Kelley drove her home with a single. Burton reached on a fielder’s choice and Katy Brookshire singled, but neither would score.

With two outs in the second, Sohm singled and stole second. Raygn Hall singled to plate Sohm then Rose followed with a single, but both would be left on base. 

Burton reached on an error in the third, but remained on base after three outs.

Bertram singled to start the fourth but Sohm bounced into a force out of Bertram at second. That gave Sohm the opportunity to score her third run and she did when Hall and Rose reached base on Central errors.

Midway scored their last two runs in the fifth. 

Burton and Brookshire singled to begin the inning. Langley hit a bouncer that forced out Burton. After the second out, Bertram singled and Sohm drove in Brookshire and Langley with a single. Hall got a short single to load the bases, but they stayed loaded when Kilby bounced into a force out at second.

Midway loaded the bases again in the sixth when Kelley walked and after an out Brookshire and Langley singled, but Kilby hit into a force out of Kelley at home plate and Bertram popped up for the last out.