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Midway teams win opener

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By Brownie Rose

The Midway baseball and softball teams had successful opening games Monday at Midway.

The Lady Waves pounded Sweetwater, 12-0, and just a few minutes later the Green Wave picked up a tough 4-1 win over Oakdale.

Both Midway teams played the same two teams Tuesday with the Lady Waves traveling to Sweetwater and the Green Waves heading up the mountain to Oakdale.

Softball

The Lady Waves made short work of Sweetwater, scoring eight runs in the first two innings and then four more in the next two innings. Sweetwater did not take their at bat in the top of the fifth so the game ended after only four innings.

Sophomore pitcher Raygn Hall worked the first three innings and pitched well. She allowed no runs on three hits with no walks. She hit one batter and struck out seven.

Peyton Kelley pitched the final inning, allowing one hit and one walk. Kelley struck out none, but kept the shut out intact.

Hall got Midway all the runs they would need when she singled in the bottom of the first inning to drive in Kallie Sohm and Jayde Rose. Sohm had reached on a walk while Rose got the first Midway hit of the game with a single.

Midway tacked on six more runs in the second. Kaylee Burton, Juilee Kilby, Michaela Langley, Sohm, Hall and Katie Brookshire crossed home plate after each had reached base on hits. Kilby, Hall and Brookshire doubled and drove in runs with their hits.

The starting lineup produced three more runs in the third. Abby Bertram singled to lead off. Sohm walked then Hall drove in her fourth and fifth runs with a single. Brookshire singled to push in Hall.

The bench took over in the fourth and Whitney Colyer scored the final Midway run. Colyer singled and scored on a 2-out single from Alexis Bosnak.

Baseball

While the softball game ended early, the boys were steaming along at a fairly quick pace themselves. The Green Wave struggled with Oakdale and led only 2-1 until the bottom of the sixth inning when they tacked on two more runs to get the 4-1 win.

Justin Dutton proved to be a formidable pitcher against the Eagles in picking up the win. Dutton gave up only two hits and only one run. He walked one and struck out nine in the six innings of work.

Alex Thomason pitched the seventh inning and allowed a hit and walk, but no runs. Thomason struck out the last two Oakdale batters in recording the save.

Oakdale jumped in front 1-0 with a run in the top of the first inning.

Midway didn't respond until the bottom of the second inning when Dutton drew a walk, stole second, and scored on a single from Zack Qualls.

Midway went up 2-1 with a run in the third. Christian Moore was hit by a pitch to start the inning. He stole second and scored on a Hayden Hester single.

It would stay 2-1 until the bottom of the sixth inning when Hester singled to start the frame. After an out, Dutton drew a walk then Brady Burnam ripped an RBI single to score Hester. Dutton scored on an errant Oakdale throw.

 

Zack Edwards doubled in the first and Dutton drew a walk in the fourth for Midway’s only other base runners in the game.