• Bill Caine, Woodford Sun Sports Editor

WCMS eighth-grade softball team beats Anderson County

WCMS EIGHTH-GRADER KRISTYN MURPHY pitched four innings while allowing one earned run on three hits and striking out one in the Lady Tigers win over Anderson County on Tuesday, April 10 at WCMS. (Photo by Bill Caine)

The Woodford County Middle School eighth-grade softball team won 6-2 over Anderson County on Tuesday, April 11. Kristyn Murphy started the game in the circle for the Lady Tigers. She pitched four innings and allowed one earned run on three hits, five walks and one strikeout. Jocelyn Edwards pitched one inning of relief and struck out a pair of batters.

“This group of girls has fought so hard to be great,” said WCMS eighth-grader Mackenzie Burdine. “We have won a state championship as sixth graders and have won conference championships each season. We know we have the talent to win another title, now we just have to put it all together.”

Anderson Country scored on an error in the top of the first. The Lady Tigers scored four runs in the bottom of the first on an RBI single by Kalea Wagener and a double by Cora Robinson.

Hayden Wells drove in a run on a single to center field and Robinson picked up her second RBI on a groundout.

Anderson County scored a run in the top half of the fifth inning, but the Lady Tigers held on for the victory.

“We are a hard-working team and I feel like we are getting better every time we step on the field,” said WCMS first baseman Kalyssa Mcdaniel. “The weather has made it hard to get into rhythm but we work on our catching and fielding and hitting in the cages.”

The Lady Tigers' seventh-grade team also won its game over Anderson County, 4-3. Natalie Kerr pitched five innings, surrendering two earned runs on eight hits and eight strikeouts. Kyleigh Fortney was two-for-two at the plate to lead Woodford.

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