BY DALTON LAMB, SUN CORRESPONDENT
MOSHIEM – A pair of victories was just what the doctor ordered for the South Greene softball team Thursday.
The Lady Rebels went on the road to rival West Greene and recorded a doubleheader sweep. South Greene won by the scores of 4-1 and 6-0.
“We've had a tough start, and it's good to get a couple wins,” South Greene head coach Terry Hoese said. “We hit the ball today. We still had some mistakes defensively, but we're getting better.”
In the first game of the afternoon, Ashton Wykle led the way for the Lady Rebels, going 2-for-3 with two singles and adding two runs. Jessica Gallihar, Kiela Willis, and Rachel Brooks each added hits in the victory.
Sarah Brown led the West Greene offensive attack, going 2-for-2 with a double and single. Alishia Morrow and Emily Cheek also collected hits for the Lady Buffaloes.
West Greene put a pair of runners – Alishia Morrow and Emily Cheek – on in the first inning, but SGHS pitcher Rachel Brooks got two consecutive outs to work out of the jam.
The Lady Rebels wasted no time getting things going in their first at-bat. Gallihar reached on an error and later scored on a single by Wykle.
Willis then blasted a double to right field, scoring Wykle from second to make the score 2-0.
The Lady Rebels added a third run in the second inning when Gallihar singled and later scored on an error.
South Greene capped their game one scoring in the fourth when Wykle singled and then scored an unearned run on an error.
The Lady Buffs got on the board in the fourth inning when Logan Long reached base on an error and came home on a Sarah Brown single.
Brooks picked up the win for the Lady Rebels, while Kristin Johnson took the loss for West Greene.
In the second game of the afternoon, the Lady Rebels leaned on their defense and a strong pitching effort from Gallihar until their offense got going.
That happened in the second inning when Jalyssa Shelton singled in Konner Donahue and Callie Haire.
South Greene tacked on two more runs in the third. Wykle singled and Jalissa Winter and Brooks came through with some timely hits.
The Lady Rebels socred their final two runs in the fifth. Winter singled and South Greene drew four consecutive walks.
Gallihar limited West Greene to just two hits in the contest. Emily Cheek took the loss for the Lady Buffs.