Lady Wildcats defeat Wayne County

By By Ryan Satcher / staff writer
April 5, 2002
The Meridian High Lady Wildcats secured a playoff spot by beating Wayne County 11-1 at Northeast Park Thursday night.
The Lady Wildcats scored four runs in the first inning and three runs in the second inning on their way to the victory.
Meridian scored three runs in the first inning. Artesian Boyd started out the bottom of the first with a bunt single and moved around to score later in the inning. Stephanie Nelson was hit by a pitch and Erin Murphy had an infield hit. Nelson scored on a wild pitch and Ebonee Ball was hit by a pitch. With two outs in the inning, Andra Daniels came up with a single off the glove of the first baseman to score two runs and give the homestanding Lady Wildcats a 4-0 lead.
Kim Clayton singled to start the second inning and moved around to score on a couple of wild pitches. Boyd walked and Laura Bowles reached base on a dropped pop-up. Nelson reached on a error. Bowles and Boyd both scored to give Meridian a 7-0 lead.
Murphy pitched well for the Lady Wildcats and avoided some trouble in the second and fourth innings. She pitched out of a bases-loaded jam both innings to hold Wayne County scoreless. Meridian also added one run in the bottom of the third inning. Daniels reached base to start the inning on a walk. Clayton walked to move Daniels to second and Daniels moved around to score on two wild pitches make the Lady Wildcat lead 8-0.
Meridian scored three runs in the fifth to stretch the lead. Bowles singled to start the inning. Nelson reached on an error. A wild pitch and bad throw from the catcher trying to get Bowles going to third allowed Bowles to score and allowed Nelson to move to third. Murphy walked to give Meridian runners at first and third. The Lady Wildcats scored on a double steal. Murphy stole second and Nelson broke for home on the throw to second. The throw back home was not in time and Meridian took a 10-0 lead. Murphy scored later in the inning on a ground out. to give the homestanding Lady Wildcats an 11-0 lead.
Wayne County scratched for a run in the top of the sixth on a single, stolen base and a couple of ground outs. Meridian was unable to plate another run, but Murphy settled down and struck out the last two batters of the game to give the Lady Wildcats an 11-1 win.
The win helps Meridian improve to 7-8 on the year. More importantly, it moves the Lady Wildcats to 2-1 in division play and guarantees them a playoff spot. Meridian will travel to play against South Jones at 6 p.m. today. MHS will also host a tournament at Northeast Park on Saturday.

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