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Lady ’Cats secure sectional championship; defeat Clay Lady Panthers

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Whiteoak softball players and coaches celebrate their sectional title. (Courtesy of Whiteoak Athletics)
Stephen Forsha, The Highland County Press

Wednesday was a championship day for the Whiteoak Lady Wildcats, as they won a Division IV SE District Sectional Championship by defeating the Clay Lady Panthers, 7-4 at CHS in Portsmouth. 

The Lady ’Cats scored two runs in the top of the first for a fast start, followed by a two-run third inning, one run in the fifth, and they capped off their scoring with two runs in the top of the seventh. 

Clay finished with all four of their runs coming in the bottom of the sixth inning. 

For the game, WHS totaled 10 hits and committed no errors, while CHS collected five hits and committed one error. 

Three Whiteoak players each had two hits, with Jaylie Parr finishing 2-for-4 with three runs, as she hit a double for one of her two hits. She also had four steals. 

Kylee Hamm ended the game with a 2-for-4 game at the plate, with three RBI and a double. 

Lily Leston had a 2-for-3 day at the plate, totaling one run and one walk, along with a steal. 

Molly McMullen was 1-for-4 with a run and a steal. Also for WHS, Bri Hill was 1-for-4 with one RBI and a steal. The Lady ’Cats also had Elly McMullen finishing 1-for-4, while Kylee Ruark went 1-for-1 with a steal. Jay Clift forced a walk in the win. 

Also with steals in the win were Charli Hauke with two and Addy Hauke. 

Hill was the winning pitcher, allowing four runs (two earned) on three hits and eight walks in seven innings. She also finished with 13 strikeouts. 

Next for Whiteoak is a Div. IV district semifinal game on Tuesday, May 14 vs. No. 2 seeded Valley at the University of Rio Grande, with a start time of 4 p.m. 

    202 010 2 — 7 10 0
CHS    000 040 x — 4 5 1

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