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The Midway Lady Green Waves ran their district record to 4-0 following a narrow 2-1 win over visiting Harriman Monday. Harriman dropped to 2-3 with the loss.
Both teams still have the bulk of district games left to play, but the turnaround time for Midway and Harriman will be a short one as Midway visited Harriman Tuesday.
Midway will also make up one of the earlier postponed games Wednesday when they host Grace Christian. Thursday, they host McMinn Central in a Pink-Out Breast Cancer Awareness game.
Harriman is scheduled to host Oliver Springs Thursday.
The time ticked off quickly for Harriman and Midway. Both teams scored their only runs in the sixth inning. After Harriman scored their run in the top of the sixth, Midway’s Alex Richardson answered with her 11th home run of the year, a two-run shot that would be the game-winning hit.
Pitchers Hayley Goldston and Raygn Hall proved to be tough to hit Monday. Both gave up only four hits during the game. Harriman’s Goldston walked only one while Midway’s Hall gave up two free passes. Goldston struck out eight while Hall fanned five.
Both teams were good defensively also. Midway had one error that helped Harriman score their only run. Harriman went the distance without an error.
Besides pitching, Goldston would be the only Lady Devil runner in the first four innings. She walked to start the game and then doubled in the third inning.
Laci Sells and Jadah Gallaher had back-to-back singles in the fifth, but neither would score.
Abigail Higgins drew a one-out walk in the Harriman half of the sixth inning. After the second out, Kaitlyn Abston reached on an error. Taylor Sells singled to score Higgins.
Midway also had only two base runners in the first four innings. Christina Stansbury singled in the second and Kaylee Burton walked in the third.
Shade Narramore singled in the fifth, but would not score.
Halie Wiley singled to start the Midway sixth but was cut down at second on a fielder’s choice bouncer from Callie Sohm. Sohm wasn't on base long, as Richardson rocketed a 1-0 pitch to left field that easily cleared the fence for the winning runs.
Midway 8 Alcoa 3
Midway did get in a game last Friday when they won at Alcoa, 8-3.
The Lady Waves pounded out 13 hits in the game highlighted by a 3-3 game from Richardson and a two more hits from Stansbury. Stansbury’s last hit was a three-run home run in the sixth that allowed Midway to score five runs and break the game open.
Richardson pitched the entire seven innings allowing three runs on five hits with two walks. She struck out five. Three Midway errors allowed two unearned runs to score.