Two more wins for GHS softball

Published 4:21 pm Friday, March 26, 2010

GHS Tigers swept the Highland Home Flying Squadron in yesterday’s double-header.

It was an offensive improvement for the Tigers, who only had 2 hits in their last matchup against Excel. GHS won 15-8 in the first game, and shut Highland Home out during the second, 10-0.

Coach Donna Sunnycalb said its all about getting on base.

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“We were making good contact the entire game,” Sunnycalb said. “We put the ball in play and made Highland Home make mistakes.”

Abby Blackmon, who has played under Sunnycalb for 5 years now, said they had a positive attitude going into the game.

“We were ready to play,” Blackmon said. “We were ready to hit the ball.”

The Tigers totaled 17 hits during the first match. Halford Hollie batted 3 for 3, Marvia Scott went 4 for 6 and Daphne Moore went 2 for 3.

Moore pitched for the in, picking up 6 strikeouts.

Sunnycalb said the second match was another good outing for her girls.

“A lot of the kids at the top of our lineup were making good contact, though sometimes it was right at people,” Sunnycalb said.

The players, Sunnycalb said, are starting to control of their own destiny.

“We got good team chemistry-they truly like each other,” Sunnycalb said. “They want to be successful.”

Almost the entire lineup managed to get at least one hit during the game. Cortnee Myers went 3 for 4 with one double and a triple. Daphne Moore went 2 for 3 with one double, and Nikia Powell went 3 for 4.

Myers picked up the win on the mound, striking out 9.

“When you are trying to build a program, it takes a while for the kids to buy into what you are trying to do,” Sunnycalb said. “Once they get on board, you can start turning things around.”

The Tigers are set to play Brewbaker Tech at home on Monday.