Lady Wave advance with win over Trotwood-Madison

Greenville Lady Wave earns second straight perfect game tournament win to Start the Journey

Marissa Hicks drills one of her two Lady Wave doubles in Greenville's win over Trotwood-Madison. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

GREENVILLE – The Greenville Lady Wave defeated the Trotwood-Madison Lady Rams 12-0 in second round DII sectional tournament play to give the Lady Wave seniors an 80-12 three-year career record cut short by COVID. The win is the second consecutive perfect tournament game by the Lady Wave.

Maddie Hutchins drives in a run for Greenville in OHSAA DII tournament win over the Lady Rams. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

“Great day for Lady Wave Softball,” said Greenville coach, Jerrod Newland. “It was fun at the stadium and just fun to get another punch on the ladder because it takes six to go and that’s two down and four to go.”

Coach Newland had 12 player in tennis shoes rooting on the younger players to their second consecutive perfect game.

Twelve Greenville Lady Wave were in tennis shoes for the second round tournament game with the Trotwood-Lady Rams. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

“Great for the kids today, great for the program,” Newland stated. “Just a hop of fresh air, everybody has a hop in their step. We had 12 kids in tennis shoes and 10 kids playing. They all took advantage of their opportunities. It just makes you smile as a coach to see those kids get hits and jump and happy.”

Greenville kept the game respectable with Coach Newland taking advantage of the “runner leaving the base too soon” for most of the Lady Rams’ outs as the team jumped out to a 3-1 first-inning lead.

Alexia Robinson knocks a run scoring double for Greenville in sectional tournament win over Trotwood-Madison. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

The Lady Wave added two-runs in the bottom of the second, four-runs in the third and three-runs in the fourth to give Greenville the win and advance in tournament play with a 23-4 season record.

Morgan Thompson pitches 4.0 perfect innings for the Lady Wave in tournament win over Lady Rams. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

Morgan Thompson earned the win for Greenville with 4.0 perfect innings on the mound including striking out nine and Kiera Lecklider closed out the night with 1.0 perfect inning of pitching with a strikeout while the Lady Wave defense was flawless in the field.

Lily Brubaker drives a run scoring single to the outfield in Lady Wave run rule tournament win over Trotwood-Madison. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

“Just look at Morgan Thompson – great day and comes out and gets her chances to pitch, just does awesome,” said Coach Newland. “Hicks gets a couple, everybody in the program has a hit now – it’s fun for the kids and the fans.”

Jaelyn Christman collects a Lady Wave RBI with a single in win over Lady Rams. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

Thompson (sophomore) was 2-3 including a triple, 2-RBIs, 2-runs; Marissa Hicks (sophomore) 2-3, both doubles, 2-RBIs, 1-run; Maddie Hutchens (sophomore) 2-4, 2-RBIs, 1-run; Alexa Robinson (freshman) 2-2 including a double, 2-RBIs, 2-runs; Lily Brubaker (freshman) 1-3, 1-RBI, 1-run; Jaelyn Christman (freshman) 1-3 1-RBI, 1-run); Caydance Davidson (senior) 1-3, 1-RBI, 1-run; Amya Mills (freshman) 1-2, 1-run.

Greenville’s Kiera Lecklider tosses 1.0 innings of perfect ball to close out tournament win over Trotwood-Madison Lady Rams. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

The No. 1 seed Lady Wave advance in tournament play to take on the No. 5 seed Franklin Bishop Fenwick Lady Falcons, Tuesday, May 16 at Lady Wave Stadium with a 5 p.m. start time.

“Good opportunity this weekend with Centerville here (Saturday 12 Noon) and Monday we’re going to Russia (5 p.m.) and Tuesday an opportunity thank goodness to play a sectional championship game here at Lady Wave Stadium and hopefully we’ll take care of things.”