HOOOO WEEEE the Lady Mustangs were setting fire to the diamond this past week. It was time to call 911, or more like the undertaker, for any team that the Lady Mustangs butted heads with. The Lady Mustangs were digging the holes and planting daisies before giving last rites. The Lady Bears from Summersville blew into town for one of the most anticipated games of the season. The reason is the Lady Mustangs have had a hard time beating them; it’s
like trying to catch a shark from the Elk River – you could try but the chances are slim. As a matter of fact, it’s seemingly been since Ford announced the Model A that the Lady Mustangs have beat them. WHEW!!! Not this season though, baby.
The Lady Mustangs brought in the whipping sticks and splintered them in the face of the Lady Bears. The Lady Mustangs raised the ash on their shoulder and literally beat the leather off the ball the whole game. The Lady Bears never threw in the white towel however, as they tried to figure out this new Lady Mustang juggernaut before it was too late. In retrospect, they should have thrown in the towel. There was not going to be a cake walk for the Lady Bears this season, no post game party on the bus going home, just a box of tissues and a few bruised egos. It wasn’t all about the bats; the Lady Mustangs’ defense set the tomb stone on the Lady Bears game, writing the words…Here lays your game RIP.
The Lady Mustangs shaped the diamond perfectly as very little errors were committed. There was no continuous dancing around the bases as the Lady Bears are used to. This was a Lady Mustang team bent on a solid game with big plays on defense. They did this with suction cup gloves and gun arms that were locked and loaded on every play. Outfield was catching fly balls like a Venus fly trap as they covered the outfield like a blanket. The Lady Mustang team never gave the Lady Bears a chance; they should have called in sick. The Lady Mustangs also sent one of the greatest up and coming pitchers to the mound in the form of Rylee Murphy. This girl has the heat, the English and will even let a batter hit one of her pitches just to make them feel good. Just to put it straight, Rylee left most batters looking more like they were having a seizure at the plate when they tried to hit the English she was teaching.
On offense, all the girls changed the thread on the softball, smacking base hits and sending the ball to the fence. The Lady Bears simply couldn’t
handle the hot potato they were dealt. The Lady Bears changed pitchers like a mama changes baby diapers trying to figure out an end to the madness that was in front of them. There was nowhere to go but home. In the end, the Lady Mustangs did the unthinkable and that was to short game the mighty Lady Bears in five innings with the final score sitting at 11-2. Top whipping stick for the Lady Mustangs was Jaedon Delwarte who brought out some big ash going 4-4 at the plate, hitting two doubles and scoring two runs. Adding to the highlight reel was Addison Taylor who went 3-3 and Peyton Johnson went 3-4 with a double and 3 RBIs in the game. Rylee Murphy gunned for five innings striking out eight batters.
It was on to Valley, and the Lady Mustangs, having the momentum of a charging rhino, were set to give them a game Valley didn’t want. Billed as a double header, the other team didn’t make it… must have heard what happened to Summersville. The Lady Mustangs sent extremely intense pitcher Brooklyn Morton to the mound, and when she gets to the hill it trembles and so does the competition. It was a no contest for the Lady Mustangs they riddled Valley with enough hits to make them wonder if they were using the right gloves. In the end, it was the Lady Mustangs once again keeping the game short winning 15-0. Brooklyn struck out five batters on the way to a pitching a no hitter. Once again Lady Mustang defense ruled the day, and offense, well what can you say? Just look at the scoreboard. Jaedon Delwarte once again showed her prowess with a bat going 3-3 with two doubles, three RBI’s and scored three runs. Three of the girls had the big ash over their shoulders going 2-3 – Rylee Murphy, Peyton Johnson and Lainey Nichols. These girls combined for four runs. Lily Nichols went 2-2 driving in three runs and scoring two of her own.
Valley decided to give it one more shot, and this time it was worse as the Lady Mustangs held a class on batting. When the slaughter was over, it was the Lady Mustangs on top once again by the score of 28-8. Layla Parker went to the hill for the Lady Mustangs as the third pitcher in a trio of pitching greatness. Congratulations to the Lady Mustangs on a fine week of softball. They will be at home on Monday night against Calhoun and away on Friday night in Braxton. If you want to see good softball, come out and catch a game.
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