Family Medicine’s bats pave way to 13-0 win in first game

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, April 26, 2016

NATCHEZ — Alli Lindsey recorded three hits and drove in three as she helped lift Family Medicine Associates of Natchez past Concordia Bank and Trust 13-0 Monday in the 8-and-under Natchez-Adams Girls Softball League.

The game was both teams’ opener, and Family Medicine coach Brian Massey said he couldn’t be more excited for the way his team started the season.

“They’ve been practicing hard all year, and for our first game, they showed up to play,” Massey said.

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Lindsey made her presence felt throughout the game as she ripped a single in the first, drove in a run in the second and laced an RBI triple that scored two more in the third.

“I almost made a home run,” Lindsey said. “I had a lot of fun (Monday).”

Lindsey received plenty of help throughout the lineup. Riley Watson, Emma Massey and Aniyah Washington each recorded hits in every trip to the plate and combined to drive in three runs.

“We have a really good team,” Lindsey said. “I’m really proud of my teammates.”

Family Medicine sent at least nine batters to the plate in all three frames, including a five-run outburst in the third.

Concordia Bank struggled at the plate, but coach Rich Harley said Monday’s outcome can most likely be attributed to first-game jitters.

“We’ll get better,” he said. “Right now, we just want to see the girls learning how to play the game — how to throw, hit and catch the ball.”

Kate Harley ripped a single in the second inning for Concordia Bank.

Mia Welfe and Lynlee Kingsafer chipped in with run-scoring singles for Family Medicine.

Concordia Bank is slated to return to action Friday against Scott’s Welding, while Family Medicine is scheduled for a Thursday showdown against Merit Health.

“They showed up and played well (Monday),” Massey said. “I’m very proud of this group of girls.”