Richwood, WV – With a win or go home attitude, the Richwood High School Lady Jacks crusaded past the Charleston Catholic Irish at Pratt Park in the first round of their sectional tournament yesterday evening.
To start the game, Hannah Lipps, the Lady Jacks starting pitcher, allowed one hit but the scored remained tied at zero through the first inning of play.
In the top of the second-inning, Charleston Catholic scored one run. Richwood soon answered back, however.
In the bottom of the second-inning, Anjewel Gifford hit a base-hit. Subsequently, sophomore Trinity Amick smacked a dinger to left field — if there wouldn’t have been a tree behind the fence, the ball would’ve quickly sunk to the bottom of the Cherry River. Amick’s home run also led Gifford home, giving her one home run and an RBI.
In the top of the third-inning, the Lady Jacks held the Irish to zero runs, which kept Richwood on top 2-1.
The Lady Jacks sparked an even larger fuse in the bottom of the third-inning. Freshman short-stop Kiara Smith hit a ball to the outfield. Caylie Snyder smacked a ball to left field, which hit the top of the fence, barely staying in play. Then, Tiara Brown nailed a softball to right field, which allowed both Smith and Snyder to score a run.
With Richwood leading the Irish 5-3, an even wider gap formulated by the end of the fifth-inning.
Yet again, Caylie Snyder crushed another ball to earn a double-base hit. After her, sophomore Hannah Lipps hit a ground ball; the ball went right through the Charleston Catholic short-stop’s glove, allowing Lipps to record a single-base hit. Up next was Anjewel Gifford, she hit a sacrifice fly that led Snyder home. Finally, with one home run and an RBI, Trinity Amick was back in the batter’s box. With no regard for the softball or the Charleston Catholic outfielders, Amick smacked another ball near the fence, recording a double-base hit and her second RBI.
The first round of the sectional tournament was an exciting game to watch.
The highlight of the game was most certainly Trinity Amick’s home run. Amick was also the key player in the match-up.
The final score was 8-4, with the Richwood High School Lady Jacks coming out on top.
The Lady Jacks’ next game will be away against Valley-Fayette High School.