By Bryan Davis
The West Point High School fast-pitch softball team survived some early mistakes on Monday night against Noxapater’s softball girls. The game turned into a slugfest after the fourth inning, but it was the Lady Wave who came out on top 15-13 in the win.
“We had a lot of adversity early,” said head coach Brian Sellars. “We fought through the adversity well. We kept our heads up and stayed positive.”
Abby Turner got the start for West Point, and she struck out 10 batters in seven innings, including three in the first.
Noxapater jumped out to a 2-0 lead after the top of the third, but West Point battled back in the bottom of the inning to score the first runs. Ashley Robertson’s two-run double tied the game.
That was followed by an RBI hit from Shala Robertson to make it 3-2 West Point.
Robertson would get a triple in the top of the fourth, setting the table for a four-run inning, thanks to some costly Noxapater errors.
West Point would get four more in the top of the fifth, but Noxapater’s girls kept piling on the runs too. They would eventually score five in the seventh, after West Point put up one run in the sixth. The Lady Wave would need all seven innings, going into the final frame, one run down.
The girls would put up three runs in the final at-bat to win the game by two.