Tough road schedule for West Lincoln

Published 12:00 am Friday, September 15, 2000

Both the Cathedral Green Wave and the Natchez Lady Bulldogs defeated West Lincoln Thursday at the Natchez Girls Softball Complex.

After being held scoreless in four of the first five innings, the Green Wave scored five runs in the sixth inning for a come-from-behind 7-3 win.

Pitcher Amber Green scattered three runs and nine hits in seven innings for the win.

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West Lincoln appeared on its way to a big first inning after three consecutive singles. Green, however, got Dana King to hit into a double play that scored Avants, and then got Jennifer Richardson to ground out to second to get out of the jam.

West Lincoln then scored in the top of the fourth when Smith tripled and scored on a sacrifice fly.

Cathedral (6-0) tied the score at two in the bottom of the fourth when three errors allowed Krystal Groom to score and Jessica Barrett tripled and scored on a Tori Blackwell single.

After West Lincoln regained the lead in the top of the sixth, Cathedral went ahead for good in the bottom of the sixth.

Alaina Bedson had a 2-run single, Blackwell had an RBI single and Green had a two-run single.

&uot;West Lincoln’s a good team,&uot; said Cathedral head coach Lynn Ogden. &uot;We weren’t hitting the ball well until the sixth inning. I was pleased at the hitting from the bottom of our order. It was a good win for us.&uot;

Things didn’t fare any better for the Lady Bears in the nightcap against Natchez High as the Lady Bulldogs took a commanding 13-4 victory.

Dalisa Lewis allowed four runs on nine hits, struck out two and walked one in seven innings for the win.

&uot;I just tried to pitch on the corners and keep arch on the ball,&uot; she said.

After the score was tied at one after 1 1/2 innings of play, LaToya Patterson’s two-run triple broke the game open.

&uot;I was calm, relaxed and ready to hit,&uot; Patterson said. &uot;I thought it was going out of the park.&uot;

Natchez (8-3) scored in every inning except the fifth inning.

Natchez head coach Sue Johnson said she was happy with the team’s performance.

&uot;We’ve been working on our batting and it’s beginning to pay off,&uot; she said. &uot;They got a couple of good hits on us. We made some mistakes, but we didn’t dwell on them.&uot;