By Stephen Henderson
It was a good week last week for the Lady Cougar softball team of Patrick County High School. They picked up three wins; they beat Christiansburg 18-5 Monday afternoon, George Washington of Danville 18-1 Tuesday and Tunstall 4-1 Thursday.
Perhaps the previous week’s loss to Halifax re-charged the Lady Cougars’ drive for last week’s three victories.
Last Monday’s game at Christiansburg saw the Lady Cougars come out swinging. They scored 12 runs in the first three innings on 11 hits and added six more runs in the next two innings before the game was called due to the slaughter rule.
Christiansburg scored runs in the fourth and fifth innings.
Brandi Woods went 2-2 with a two-run home run and a double; she reached base twice on errors.
Savannah Moorefield went 3-4, just missing a cycle. She singled in the first, tripled in the second and doubled in the third.
Melissa Pendleton went 2-4 with two RBIs.
Morgan and Sydney Biggs each helped with two RBIs each.
Cassidy Largin took the win on the mound pitching three innings. She struck out five, had one BB and no hits or runs. Moorefield finished the last two innings with one strikeout, 1 BB, two hits and two earned runs.
Tuesday’s home game against GW went five innings with the Lady Cougars scoring nine runs in the second inning to move into the lead 11-0. They picked up seven more runs in the third and fourth to end the game 18-1 The Lady Eagles’ lone run came in the fourth inning.
Brandi Woods went 4-4 with three doubles and a three-run home run; she had four RBIs.
Melanie Roberson went 3-4 with three doubles and two RBIs.
Sydnee Biggs had two hits and two RBIs. Melissa Pendleton had two hits, scored two runs and one RBI.
Cassidy Largin took the win on the mound in three innings with three strikeouts. Melanie Roberson went in for relief, striking out two.
Thursday, the Lady Cougars beat Tunstall 4-1.
“We did have a good performance from Cassidy; however, she did allow six free passes for the Lady Trojans, but did not allow a hit and had 14 strike-outs,” said Coach Roger Wilson.
At the plate, Abby Hutchens had two doubles and an RBI.
Morgan Biggs and Zoe Hutchens had two hits each.
The Lady Cougars are now 5-1 for the season.