Lady Wave earns doubleheader sweep over Stebbins

Did a lot of good things right and made a lot of plays ... Coach Jerrod Newland

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Greenville freshman Liz Shaffer earns her first high school win for the Lady Wave in 7-0 win over Stebbins. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

GREENVILLE – The Lady Wave took a twin bill over the visiting Stebbins Lady Indians winning the opening game 7-0 and a 13-2 run rule nightcap victory.

“Great day for Lady Wave Softball coming out here today getting two games at the Stadium,” said Greenville coach Jerrod Newland. “Two MVL wins tonight and just happy for the kids.”

Mahayla Cook slams her fifth homerun of the young season to lead the MVL in homers. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

Greenville pounded out 8 hits in the opening game scoring 2 runs in each of the first, third, and fourth innings and a run in the bottom of the sixth while shutting out the visitors over seven innings of play.

Lady Wave freshman Liz Shaffer earned her first high school win tossing 3.0 scoreless innings allowing 2 hits, 3 walks while striking out 7 Lady Indians. Morgan Thompson went 4.0 no-hit innings, no earned runs with 1 walk and 4 strikeouts.

Morgan Thompson picks up a win for Greenville in Lady Wave win over Stebbins. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

Game No. 2 was an earlier rainout makeup with the Lady Wave batting first as the visiting team on their way to a 6-inning run-rule win played under the lights.

“It was neat going under the lights, different atmosphere,” Newland said. “Always makes you smile when you see that and making plays. Good crowd, a lot of people out here.”

Kendall Cromwell makes a stop behind the plate for the Lady Wave in GHS win over Stebbins Lady Indians. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

Greenville plated 3 runs in both the first and second innings to lead 6-0 with 2 innings in the book and scored 3 in the fourth and 4 runs in the sixth to lead 13-0 before Stebbins would dent the plate for 2 sixth inning runs in coming up short losing in six innings to the Lady Wave.

“A lot of kids getting opportunities,” Coach Newland stated. “Played 22 kids in the second game, did a lot of good things right and made a lot of plays.”

Greenville freshman Liz Shaffer knocks her first high school hit for the Lady Wave in win over Stebbins. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

Highlights for game two were Liz Shaffer getting her first high school hit for the Lady Wave and Mahayla Cook crushing her fifth home run of the season to lead the MVL in home runs.

Thompson picked up the game 2 win pitching 4.0 innings, allowing no earned runs, 1 walk, and 6 strikeouts. Shaffer logged 2.0 innings, 1 hit, no walks, and 4 strikeouts.

Lady Wave pinch runner Payton Mason stands a third before scoring for the Lady Wave in win over Lady Indians. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

“Lot of great things out here today,” Newland noted. “Both pitchers, Lizzie and Morgan did awesome today getting innings in and getting excited for the season.”