Lady Wave earn Senior Night run rule win over Sidney

Six great kids, they all played, they all hit the ball or got on base ... Coach Jerrod Newland

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Greenville senior Haleigh McDermitt goes 2-2 with 2 RBI in Lady Wave Senior Night run rule win over Sidney Lady Yellow Jackets. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

GREENVILLE – The Lady Wave Softball team defeated the visiting Sidney Lady Yellow Jackets on Senior Night at Lady Wave Stadium in short order by a run-rule 14-0 score.

“What a great day at Lady Wave Stadium,” said Greenville coach Jerrod Newland. “A lot of people a lot of fun.”

Greenville senior Ella McLear crushes a 2-run double on Senior Night double in Lady Wave’s 14-0 win over Sidney. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

Greenville City Schools honored six seniors, No. 1 Savannah Leach, No. 6 Skylar Bryson, No. 7 Haleigh McDermitt, No. 10 Addie Burke, No. 13 Mahayla Cook, and No. 14 Ella McLear, before the game.

“It was a fun day here,” Newland said. “Six great kids, they all played, they all hit the ball or got on base … fun stuff, neat stuff.”

Greenville senior Savannah Leach knocks a run-scoring single to left in a 2-RBI night in Lady Wave MVL run rule win over Sidney. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

Coach Newland reached into his playbook to use the leading-off too soon keeping the game respectable in winning its 15th conference game of the 2024 season.

“Played all 22 kids, it was awesome,” Newland stated. “Got them all in, played kids, we played a little defense. They have three or four scrappy kids that come out and ready to play.”

The Lady Wave plated four runs in the bottom of the first inning. Kylar Arnett reached base with the aid of a Sidney error, stole second, and scored on a Zoey Burns single to center.

Greenville senior Addie Burke slams a two-run single to center in Lady Wave Senior Night win over Sidney. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

Kendall Cromwell sent an RBI single to center for a 2-0 score, Leach picked up an RBI on a sacrifice fly to center, and pinch runner Clair Royer scampered home on a passed ball, giving the Lady Wave a 4-0 advantage with one inning in the book.

Second inning Arnett and Cook walks set up a two-run double off the bat of McLear, a McLear steal of third and a passed ball had McLear racing home with the Lady Wave’s seventh run of the game. McDermitt lashed a two-out RBI to right, and Bryson sent a run-scoring single to left, giving LWSB a 9-0 lead after two complete.

Greenville senior Skylar Bryson singles to collect an RBI on Senior Night at Lady Wave Stadium. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

Greenville loaded the base with one down in the third with three straight walks. Burke followed with a two-run single to center, Leach knocked an RBI single to left, McDermitt drove a run-scoring single to center, a Lady Wave was called out leaving the base too soon and pinch runner Kara Blumenstock scored on a passed ball for the final Lady Wave run of the night with three innings on the board bringing wholesale substitution from the Greenville bench.

“Can’t wait to get on the bus tomorrow (Thursday), that’s the bottom line,” said Coach Newland. “Game 26, league game 17 and I’m excited for our opportunities and can’t wait for next week with the tournament but more importantly the next 24 hours, these next two league games.”

Greenville senior Mahayla Cook drives in one of her 2 RBI in Senior Night Lady Wave win over Sidney Lady Yellow Jackets. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

Greenville starter Zoey Burns went 2.0 innings, with no runs, 3 hits, 2 walks, and 6 strikeouts. Liz Shaffer tossed 2.0 innings, no runs, 1 hit, 1 walk, 6 strikeouts. Morgan Thompson went 1.0 innings, with no runs, 2 hits, and 1 strikeout.

McDermitt went 2-2 with 2 RBI; McLear was 1-2 with a double and 2 RBI; Leach went 1-1 with 2 RBI; Burke was 1-2 with 2 RBI; Burns, Bryson, and Kendal each had a hit and an RBI; Arnett, Royer and Blumenstock each with 2 runs scored; Jaelyn Christman, Rylie Pfledderer, Rielynn Davidson and Carlee Yundt each a run and Marissa Hicks a walk.

BOX SCORE

123 456 7   R   H   E

000 00X X   0   6   2   Sidney

455 0XX X   14 8   1   Greenville