District dandies

The Stratford High School softball team won a Class 2A District fastpitch championship with a pair of wins over Wayne Wednesday evening.

SOFTBALL

Wednesday, Sept. 23

CLASS 2A DISTRICT •  at Stratford

Game 1

Stratford 8, Wayne 3

WAYNE    200    100    0    —  3    4  6

STRATFORD    210    113    x    —  8  12  4

   Kynzee Johnson and Nikki Herrin; Randa Hatter and Lakelynn Anderson. W – Hatter. L – Johnson. 3B – Reagan Tice (S). 2B – Gracie Dill (W); Molly Humphrey (S). HL – Hannah Wissinger 1-3, 1 RBI; Dill 1-3, 1 RS; Cristal Bennett 1-3; Alee Hunt 1-4, 1 RS (W); Tice 3-4, 1 RBI, 2 RS; Humphrey 2-3, 1 RBI; Madison Gaines 2-4, 1 RBI; Lacy Hillis 2-4, 2 RS; Anderson 1-2; Hatter 1-3, 2 RBIs; Carli Etheridge 1-3, 1 RS (S).

NOTEWORTHY: Reagan Tice went 3-for-4 from the plate with a triple, one run batted in and two runs scored while Randa Hatter allowed just four hits as the Stratford Lady Bulldogs bounced Wayne, 8-3, Wednesday in the first game of a district playoff. Hatter pitched all seven innings, allowed just two earned runs, walked two and struck out four. Joining Tice with multiple hits were Molly Humphrey, Madison Gaines and Lacy Hillis. Humphrey doubled once and knocked in a run in going 2-for-3. Gaines was 2-for-4 with one RBI and Hillis went 2-for-4 and scored twice. Hatter also helped her own cause by going 1-for-3 with two RBIs. Stratford finished with 12 hits.

Game 2

Stratford 8, Wayne 0

WAYNE    000    000    —  0    4  0

STRATFORD    000    152    —  8  12  0

   Kynzee Johnson and Nikki Herrin; Randa Hatter and Lakelynn Anderson. W – Hatter. L – Johnson. 3B – Lacy Hillis (S). 2B – Herrin (W); Madison Gaines, Hillis (S). HL – Hannah Wissinger 1-1;’ Kaylon Doshier 1-2; Payton Spencer 1-2; Herrin 1-2 (W); Reagan Tice 3-4, 2 RS; Gaines 2-3, 2 RBIs, 2 RS; McKenzie Miner 2-4, 1 RBI, 2 RS; Hillis 2-4, 1 RBI, 1 RS; Carli Etheridge 1-3, 2 RBIs (S).

NOTEWORTHY: Randa Hatter fired a four-hit shutout and Reagan Tice collected three hits as the Stratford Lady Bulldogs completed a sweep and captured a Class 2A district title from Wayne, 8-0, in six innings on Wednesday. Hatter gave up just two walks and struck out five on her way to tossing the complete game. Tice went 3-for-4 and scored a pair of runs, and four other Stratford players ended up with two hits each. Madison Gaines finished 2-for-3 with a double, two RBIs and two runs scored, and Molly Humphrey also went 2-for-3 and scored twice. McKenzie Miner was 2-for-4 with one RBI and a pair of runs scored, and Lacy Hillis went 2-for-4 with a triple, a double, one RBI and a run scored. Carli Etheridge also drove home a pair of runs in a 1-for-3 effort. Like the first game, Stratford finished with 12 hits.

Team Records: Stratford 28-7; Wayne 12-14.