Lady Rams streak continues
WASHINGTON – Whatever the Easter Bunny brought the Ridgecroft softball team over the holidays; well, it’s still working.
The Lady Rams won their fourth game in a row since the holiday break here Thursday, a 4-3 triumph over Terra Ceia Christian School in eight innings; avenging an earlier 16-0 loss when Katlyn Stotesberry pitched a perfect game against Ridgecroft.
Ruthie Daniels picked up the win for the Rams allowing three runs on five hits while walking a pair and striking out three. Also, for the second time this week Kathryn Outlaw and Laurel Boone came through: Outlaw scoring the winning run on an RBI single by Boone.
Ridgecroft was led by Grace Vaughan who went 3-for-5 with a double, and Boone’s 2-for-4 with three RBI including the game winner.
“This was a great win, our fourth, and improves our record to 6-5 and 2-4 in the TIC,” said a smiling Rams coach Jon Northcott. “Not bad after starting 2-5 and 0-4. We have four conference games left so we can’t let up at all in order to finish our season where I thought we would be.”
It was a scoreless game through three innings with each team missing opportunities by leaving runners on base.
Ridgecroft broke the ice in the top of the fourth when with two on and two out Boone hit a two RBI single to right scoring Mackenzie Brown and Outlaw for a 2-0 lead.
After Terra Ceia got one run back in the bottom of the fourth the Rams scored again in the fifth when Emily Grace reached on a fielder’s choice, stole second and scored on a RBI single by Brown
The Lady Knights tied it with two runs in the bottom of the fifth and after two more scoreless innings, Outlaw reached on an error and stole second; then with two outs, Boone’s line drive single to right scored the go-ahead run. Grace retired the side in order in the bottom of the eighth to preserve the win.
Ridgecroft played Pungo on Friday before heading to Lasker for a Monday game at Northeast Academy at 4 p.m.