From Tuesday to Friday, the Lady Wildcats notched 4 wins on the diamond and are now tied with White Knoll atop the Region 5 standings. The Cats are now 12-4 overall and 8-2 in region play. After spring break, they will travel to Blythewood on Wednesday, April 19.
Last night, Lexington got off to a quick lead over River Bluff with a 3-run homer from Denaud Santini, her 5th long ball of the season. The Cats added a run in the second inning on singles by Santini, Ashley Jacoby, and Kenzo Kaiser.
The Lady Gators tightened up the contest with 3 runs in the top of the third. After a run crossed on 2 singles, a 2-run homer made the score 4-3.
In the bottom of the fourth, singles by Jaci Fleming, Kenzo Kaiser, and Denaud Santini resulted in a run. Lexington picked up 2 more scores on a Gator error. The final was 7-3.
Allie Light pitched all 7 innings, giving up just 3 runs while striking out 7.
Lexington defeated Irmo twice on Tuesday, both by shutouts. The 8-0 final in game 1 was highlighted by a 4-run first inning. In the game, Abby Welch went 3 for 3 with a 3-run homer and 2 doubles. She scored twice and collected 6 RBI’s. Denaud Santini was 2 for 2 with 3 runs scored. Allie Light pitched a 2-hitter, striking out 5.
In the nightcap against Irmo, it was more of the same as Aleah Waters tossed a 4-hit shutout. Lexington scored 2 in the first, 3 in the second and 1 in the fourth. Jaci Fleming went 3 for 4 at the plate, scoring 3 runs. Denaud Santini hit a 3-run homer in the second inning as she was 3 for 4 with 2 runs scored. Abby Welch and Ashley Jacoby each hit a single and double.
On Thursday at Dutch Fork, the Lady Wildcats scored in all but the third inning as they earned an 8-2 victory. At the plate, Autumn Garling hit her first homerun of the year and added a single and double in 4 at bats. Saige Stanley went 2 for 4, collecting 3 RBI’s. Allie Light picked up the win in the circle, going the distance and striking out 10.