Greenville Lady Wave shutout Springfield Northeastern

Kylie Hamm tosses complete game shutout for the Lady Wave in non-conference softball with Northeastern Lady Jets

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Kendall Cromwell goes 4-4 in run rule win over West Carrollton. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

GREENVILLE – The Springfield Northeastern Lady Jets brought a 10-3 record to Lady Wave Stadium for a Thursday night matchup with Greenville and it was the Lady Wave defeating the visitors 9-0 in non-conference softball action at Stebbins Field.

“Great day for Lady Wave Softball,” said Greenville coach, Jerrod Newland. “Good team today coming in and playing. Their coach a former All-Stater 25-years ago and comes back. They drove 90-mintutes and came and played a great game.”

Kylie Hamm pitches completed Lady Wave shutout in win over Northeastern. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

“It was a good day today,” Newland continued. “The stadium was hopping, good crowd and good atmosphere.”

The Lady Wave plated two first-inning runs with Zoey Burns and Kylar Arnett each knocking in run giving Greenville a 2-0 lead after one-inning of play.

Greenville’s Addie Burke makes a major league stretch at first for an out in Lady Wave win over Northeastern Lady Jets. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

The teams played scoreless ball in the second and third-innings before the Lady Wave plated four runs with two-outs in the bottom of the fourth to lead 6-0 with the teams heading to the fifth-inning. Kendall Cromwell knocked in two-runs with a single and a Zoey Burns double to right plated two-runs.

Ashlyn Zimmer makes a play at shortstop to lead the Lady Wave defense to a shutout win over Northeastern. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

Greenville used a RBI Addie Burke single to center and Mahayla Cook run scoring sacrifice fly to center upping the Lady Wave’s lead to 8-0 after five-innings.

The Lady Wave played error free ball in earning the shutout victory.

“We came out and made some plays and played scratch free,” Newland noted.

Kylar Arnett hits a RBI single for the Lady Wave in win over Northeastern Lady Jets. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

Cromwell led off the bottom of the 6th with a double to center, Morgan Thompson legged out an infield single and Cromwell scored on a fielder’s choice off the bat of Marissa Hicks for the final run of the night giving the Lady Wave a 9-0 win.

“We had a better offensive mindset tonight,” said Newland. “We’ve been talking about getting a little more aggressive and tonight we came out with a good offensive approach. We’ll get better. We play great teams day in and day out with the league and this so we’re just getting better.”

Skylar Fletcher drives a hit for the Lady Wave in non-conference win over Springfield Northeastern. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

Kylie Hamm pitched a Lady Wave complete game four-hit shutout, allowing one-walk while striking out six.

“Great game out of Hamm on the mound,” said Coach Newland. “Just dynamic tonight and pitched really well. We made a lot of plays around her – just proud of the kids and the program.”

Zoey Burns crushes a run scoring double off the top of the right field fence in Greenville win over Northeastern. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

Greenville freshman catcher, Kendall Cromwell went 3-4 including two doubles, 2-RBIs and a run scored. Skylar Fletcher was 2-4, 2-runs; Burns 1-3 (double), 3-RBIs; Kylar Arnett 1-3, 1-RBI, 1-run; Burke 1-3, 1-RBI, 1-run; Thompson 1-1; Hicks 1-RBI; and Alaina Baughn, Lily Brubaker, Haleigh McDermitt and Jaelyn Christman each scored a run.

“It’s April and that’s tough to say but the goal is to be great by May and play in June,” Newland concluded. “We’re working the progress and we’re going.”

BOX SCORE

123 456 7 R H E

000 000 0 0 4 2 Northeastern

200 421 X 9 11 0 Greenville