RACINE, Ohio — The Southern softball team had 13 hits Monday night during a 10-7 victory over Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division foe Waterford at Star Mill Park.
The Lady Cats (8-5, 6-4 TVC Hocking) opened the game with a two-run home run by Reed to take the early lead. Three errors helped WHS add three to their lead in the third inning. Southern (7-4, 6-2) had nine batters reach base in the bottom of the fourth en rout to a seven run inning.
Waterford tied the game at seven with two runs in the top of the sixth inning. Southern broke the tie with three runs in the bottom of the sixth and led 10-7. Waterford was sat down in order in the seventh and SHS earned revenge on the Lady Cats after they defeated Southern 9-5 on March 30th, in Waterford.
Jordan Huddleston earned the victory after pitching seven innings and giving up seven runs on five hits and three walks while striking out three. Waterford’s Hill was credited with the loss.
Katelyn Hill led the SHS offense with three hits, including two doubles, in the contest. Maggie Cummins, Morgan McMillan, Kelsey Strang, and Hannah Conley each had two hits while Jaclyn Mees, Kyrie Swann, and Baylee Hupp each had one hit. Swann led Southern with two RBI, while Hill and Conley each scored two runs in the game.
Waterford’s Reed had three hits to lead the Lady Cats.
Southern returns to action Wednesday when it travels to face league-leading Wahama in Hartford at 5 p.m.