Lady Waves win district title

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By Goose Lindsay, Sports Editor

The Midway Lady Green Waves captured the TMSAA district title Saturday with an impressive 11-2 victory over Cherokee.

Midway took control of Saturday’s contest with three runs in each of the first two innings and the Lady Waves eventually had eight runs on the board before Cherokee scored.

Both of Midway’s big innings were two-out rallies.

In the top of the first inning, Midway’s first two hitters recorded outs, but Kallie Sohm doubled, Raygn Hall singled, Rachel Tuttle doubled and Whitney Colyer singled in succession to make the score 3-0.

The second inning also started with two outs and none on. Jayde Rose started the rally with a walk and Lexi Taylor followed with a double then Sohm and Hall had back-to-back singles as Midway’s lead grew to 6-0.

Midway scored again in the third inning as Amber May singled with two outs and she scored on a triple from Rose.

Midway scored again in the top of the fourth inning as Sohm singled to start the frame and she would score on an RBI ground out with one out.

Cherokee scored a run in the bottom of the fourth inning to pull within 8-1.

Taylor Thurman tripled and scored the run while Shannon Gaines also had a single in the frame.

Midway, however, put the game away with three more runs in the top of the sixth inning.

Colyer doubled to start Midway’s half of the sixth inning and that was followed by back-to-back walks to Kilby and Kayla Borum. May then delivered an RBI single and that was followed by a walk to Taylor and a two-out hit from Hall to make the score 11-1.

Cherokee scored the final run of the contest in the bottom of the sixth inning, as Thurman again crossed the plate. Thurman picked up a one-out hit and scored on a triple from Briley Garrett.

Cherokee picked up six hits on the day with Thurman (3-3, 1 2B, 1 3B, 2 runs) leading the way.

 Taylor (2-4. 1 2B, 1 run), Sohm (3-5, 1 2B, 3 runs), Hall (3-4, 3 RBIs, 1 run), Tuttle (2-4, 1 2B, 1 run), Colyer (2-4, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 run) and May (3-5, 1 RBI, 1 run) all had multiple hits on the day for the Lady Waves.