The Wayne Lady Bulldogs have hit the diamond to kick off slow-pitch softball season.
In his second year as head coach, Chance Sharp is eager and excited to get the season going.
“We have a good group of underclassmen and six returning starters that will help.
“The girls work hard and are very coachable,” Sharp said.
With 20 girls on the team, coach Sharp is going to lean on experience.
Senior Bailey Kennedy is a four year starter and is optimistic that she’ll have a big senior year.
Fellow seniors include Abby Lee, Raedyn Dean, Stormy Miller and Sydney Brazell.
Freshman Kaylee Madden will man the circle for the Lady Bulldogs.
The infield will be full of sophomores. Haiden Parker will be at shortstop, Mayce Trejo will be at first, Kaylee Keeler at second and Shyleigh Mantooth at third. Senior Raedyn Dean will play catcher.
Kennedy will be in left field, junior Kamryn Moss at left center, senior Miller at right center and freshman Emily Woody at right field.
In their first game hosting Wynnewood, Wayne picked up the 11-1 run-rule win over the Lady Savages.
Wayne scored four runs in each of the first two innings, while Wynnewood only got one across the plate in the second inning.
Both teams were scoreless in the third.
Wayne added three runs in the bottom of the fourth to seal their first win of the season.
Wayne had 19 hits in the game with Wynnewood.
Trejo led the team at the plate, going 3-3 with three RBIs.
Seven Lady Bulldogs had two hits in the win.
Madden pitched all four innings and gave up just six hits.
Last Friday, Wayne traveled to Lindsay where they fell to the Lady Leopards 11-9.
Lindsay’s scoring was consistent, getting at least one run across in all but one innings.
But Wayne kept things interesting with three three-run innings to knot the score at nine-all after six innings.
Lindsay was up to bat in the bottom of the seventh when they doubled and scored two runs to end the game.
Woody led the team with four RBIs, four hits and two runs. Trejo and Madden each added three hits.
In the circle for Wayne was Madden again. She notched one strike out through six and and a quarter innings.
Wayne was scheduled to be in Dibble on Monday, but the games were canceled. They traveled to Chickasha Tuesday for games with Apache and Fort Cobb. And, are once again on the road Thursday (today) for the Lexington tournament.
They open against ECP at 10 a.m.