Age-13-16 softball race tightens for stretch run

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TELL CITY– Cash Waggner suffered its first loss and Webb Wheel Products earned its first win as the standings tightened up in Tell City’s age-13-16 girls softball league last week.
Cash Waggner beat Legacy Financial 11-6 Wednesday to improve to 5-0. But those two teams met again Thursday in a makeup game and Legacy prevailed 21-15 in that matchup.
Legacy had 14 hits and also took advantage of 10 Cash Waggner errors Thursday to score 17 unearned runs.
Cassidy Gilliam went 3 for 4 and drove in four runs to lead Legacy’s attack.
Allison Sauer added three hits, Peyton Litherland a triple and a single, Leah Hellums a double and a single, and Catie Hauser a double.
Brooke Lasher and Mollie Ingle each hit two doubles to lead Cash Waggner’s 10-hit attack.
Jordyn Vogt and pool player McKenzie Kennedy each also had two hits and Natalie Sanders added a double.
Ingle and Vogt each drove in three runs.
Cash Waggner fell behind Legacy 6-5 in the first three innings Wednesday but rallied for four runs in the fourth to take the lead for good.
Three consecutive extra-base hits started that inning: a double by Shannon Bryant, a triple by Lasher and a double by Sanders.
Lasher went 3 for 4 to lead Cash Waggner that game.
Sanders added two doubles, Madison Gilliland a triple and Vogt a double.
Hellums hit a triple and a single and Litherland added a double for Legacy.
Webb Wheel beat Legacy 14-7 in Wednesday’s third game as Andi Rogier and pool player Lasher each hit two doubles for Webb Wheel.
Halee Lamb added a double and a single and pool player Sanders contributed a single.
Rogier struck out six in four innings for the win.
Hellums hit a triple and a single to lead Legacy. Lither-land added a double and a single, Sauer two singles, and Gilliam a double.
Ohio Valley Gas edged Webb Wheel 9-8 in Wednes-day’s first game as Jessie Wheatley hit a double.
Kirstyn Linne hit a home run, double and single for Webb Wheel. Halee Lamb added two singles.
Ohio Valley Gas is in second place at 4-2, one game behind Cash Waggner. Those two meet twice this week, at 6:30 tonight and Tuesday.