By Steve LeMaster
MONTICELLO – McCreary Central scored 14 runs over its last four at-bats to defeat host Wayne County 15-0 in five innings in a 48th District softball game on Friday.
The Lady Raiders outhit Wayne County 11-5.
Struggling defensively, Wayne County committed six errors in the district clash.
McCreary Central pitcher Emily Welchel earned the win. Welchel allowed five hits and zero runs over five innings, striking out four and walking zero.
Wayne County pitcher Haleigh Criswell took the loss. Criswell allowed 11 hits and 15 runs over five innings, striking out six.
Grace Jones, Celya Kiser, Taylor Sumner and Allyson Anderson each collected multiple hits for the Lady Raiders. Kiser and Cassie Walker delivered two RBIs apiece for the Lady Raiders in the convincing victory. Welchel, Jones, Sumner and Jayci Ball drove in one run apiece as McCreary Central prevailed.
In addition to committing six errors in the lopsided loss, Wayne County struggled to connect at the plate.
McCreary Central entered the week with additional games remaining versus Wayne County, Southwestern, Oneida (Tenn.), Lincoln County, Scott (Tenn.), Casey County, Danville, Burgin, Lynn Camp, Clinton County and Bell County. The Lady Raiders were slated to host Southwestern for a 48th District softball game at press time on Wednesday.
McCreary Central is scheduled to host Wayne County for another 48th District softball game on Tuesday, May 1.