Lady Wave Softball plays well in scrimmage vs Russia

LWSB hitting, pitching and defense shines in preseason win over Russia Lady Raiders

Zoey Burns throws shutout ball for the Lady Wave in scrimmage with Russia Lady Raiders. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

GREENVILLE – The Greenville Lady Wave softball team hosted the Russia Lady Raiders in a preseason softball game with the Lady Wave taking the first seven innings by a 9-0 score.

“Great day for Lady Wave softball,” said Greenville coach, Jerrod Newland. “Stadium going, two great teams going at it – all-state pitcher for them, good team.”

Ashlyn Zimmer makes a throw from shortstop for an out in preseason scrimmage with Russia. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

“Came out and hit the ball a little bit and gets contagious,” Newland continued. “Hamm made two or three great defensive plays the first couple of innings.”

The Lady Wave opened with four runs in the bottom of the first while pitching and stellar defensive play was keeping the visitors at bay.

Greenville senior, Kylie Hamm tosses shout out innings in home scrimmage with Russia. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

Greenville senior, Kylie Hamm opened on the mound for the Lady Wave before sophomore, Zoey Burns took the mound keeping the Lady Raiders off the score board.

Ella McLear makes a scoop at first for and out in scrimmage win over Russia Lady Raiders. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

“We played scratch free defense there until the end,” said Newland. “Nine great innings of softball.”

A light rain greeted the players for a short time and held off until the final few pitches of the night as the teams put in two extra innings of play following the regulation seven innings.

Skylar Fletcher knocks a hit for the Lady Wave in scrimmage with Russia. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

“Getting it in before the rain cuts loose and I guess we’re frozen out for the weekend,” Coach Newland stated. “Just excited for next week, three home games out here and getting ready. Today 3:15-4:15 – 14 kids went at it off the machine for seven innings and here we’re playing this. We competing and getting better and giving kids chances, finding out one or two things they can do and make them better.”

The Lady Wave will be at home Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, March 21-23 with scrimmages at Lady Wave Stadium.

Lady Wave veteran coach, Jerrod Newland watches his Lady Wave scrimmage with Russia Lady Raiders. (Gaylen Blosser photo)
Alaina Baughn works behind the plate in Thursday night scrimmage with Russia. (Gaylen Blosser photo)