Lady Wave MVL winners over Butler Lady Aviators

Lady Wave make most of three hits and error free ball to defeat Butler

Skylar Fletcher slide safely home to manufacture a run for the Lady Wave in MVL win over Butler Lady Aviators. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

GREENVILLE – The Lady Wave made the most of three hits and an error free game to defeat the Vandalia-Butler Lady Aviators 5-2 in Wednesday night MVL action at Lady Wave Stadium in a game that took one hour and 14 minutes to complete.

“That was a good one,” said Greenville coach, Jerrod Newland. “Great day for Lady Wave Softball, big win and we made every play out there, both ways. There wasn’t too many free things out there.”

Greenville sophomore Zoey Burns pitches a complete game 2-hiter to earn win in LWSB victory over Butler. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

The Lady Wave got on the board in the bottom of the first with Kendall Cromwell scoring on a wild pitch and an Ashlyn Zimmer sacrifice fly RBI to lead 2-0 after one compete.

Greenville added a run in the bottom of the third with Cromwell driving in Skylar Fletcher to go up 3-0 where the score would remain through four innings of play.

Lady Wave freshman Kendall Cromwell drives a ball in win over Butler. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

The Lady Wave tacked on two insurance runs in the bottom of the fifth with Cromwell again sending Fletcher home and Zoey Burns ripping a RBI single to lead 5-0.

We manufactured three of our five runs and Fletch (Skylar Fletcher) played fast today out there flying around,” said Newland. “She earned seven bases extra, Zim (Zimmerman) made a couple, McDermitt made a great catch off the lefty in left, Fletch made one in right, Arnett stole one up the middle.”

Greenville senior shortstop makes a play in MVL win over Lady Aviators. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

Butler bounced back with two runs in the top of the sixth taking advantage of a leadoff walk fielder’s choice groundout and a wild pitch.

Burns went the distance for the Lady Wave allowing 1-earned run, 1-walk while striking out six and led the team at the plate with two of the team’s three hits including a single and a double and a RBI while the defense was playing error free ball behind her in the field.

Haleigh McDermitt makes a running catch in left for Greenville in win over Butler. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

“Zoey (Burns) threw a fabulous game tonight,” Newland noted. “Defense made some great plays. We made a few great plays and just a good day for Lady Wave Softball.”

Addie Burke makes an unassisted out at first for for the Lady Wave in MVL win over Vandalia-Butler. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

Fletcher accounted for the third LWSB hit, a single to go along with a walk and 2-runs scored. Freshman third baseman Kendall Cromwell had 2-RBIs and 2-runs; Ashlyn Zimmer 2-RBIs; Mahayla Cook a run scored.

“Fun game, great players and good atmosphere, great crowd today, suns out and bottom line 13-3 and 10-1 in the league,” Coach Newland concluded.


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Greenville Zoey Burns drills one of her two hits to lead the Lady Wave to a conference win over the Butler Lady Aviators. (Gaylen Blosser photo)