Lady Vikings Sail To 18-1 Victory

The Latta Lady Vikings sailed to an 18-1 win over visiting Gray
Collegiate Academy on Wednesday, May 1, in Latta in varsity softball playoff action.
Latta breezed through inning one holding Gray Collegiate Academy scoreless and scored 11 runs in the bottom of the first inning and added 2 more runs in the bottom of the second inning before Gray Collegiate could manage to place a run on the scoreboard in the top of the third inning. Latta added 5 runs in the bottom of the third inning to seal the win in the run-ruled 4-inning game.
Latta’s Arica Gandy pitched 3 strong innings and allowed 3 hits, walked 1, struck out 1, and allowed a run that was not earned. Jayla Jackson pitched the final inning for Latta. She allowed no hits, no runs, struck out no one, and walked 1.
Emme Buzhardt took the loss. She pitched 2.1 innings and allowed 7 hits, walked 6, struck out 5, and allowed 16 runs of which 6 were earned. Mackenzie Thackston pitched .2 inning and allowed 2 hits, 4 walks, no strike outs, and 2 runs of which 1 was earned.
Latta connected for 9 hits in the game. Kaleigh Caulder had a home run, a double, a single, 2 rbi, and scored 3 runs in her 4 at-bats.
Arica Gandy had 2 singles and a rbi in her 3 at-bats. Riana Green had a triple, 2 walks, 3 rbi, and scored 2 runs in her 4 plate appearances. Jayla Jackson had a double, a walk, 3 rbi, and scored 2 runs in her 4 plate appearances. Allison Carter had a single, a walk, a rbi, and scored 3 runs in the game. Rayne Nolan had 2 walks, a rbi, and scored 2 runs in her 3 plate appearances. Jesselyn Bryant had a walk, a rbi, and scored a run in her 4 plate appearances. Lauren
Webster had a single in her 2 at-bats. Jena Stutler had 2 walks and scored 3 runs in her 4 plate appearances. Jordan Perritt scored a run in the game. Ragan Bethea garnered a walk in the game. Taryn Weatherford scored a run in the game.
Gray Collegiate Academy’s Brooke Tranum had a single and scored a run in her 1 at-bat. Mackenzie Thackston had a single and a walk in her 2 plate appearances. K. Bozard had a single. Emme Buzhardt garnered a walk in her 2 plate appearances.
Gray Collegiate Academy committed 7 errors in the game while Latta committed one error in the game.