Davis and Workman dominant
West Lincoln beat Bessemer City 11-1 Tuesday night in five innings.
Katie Davis struck out six as part of a complete game one-hitter.
â€œShe had a rough start, but then really found her rhythm and didnâ€™t allow any more hits the rest of the way,â€ Lady Rebels head coach Mia Cooke said.
Sheana Black went 3-for-4 with one run. Davis went 1-for-1, reached twice via walks and scored two runs. Candi Taylor went 2-for-3 with two runs and two RBIs. Whitney Sain went 1-for-2 with two runs and two RBIs.
The Lady Rebels up their record to 5-4, 4-1 in the Southern Piedmont.
â€œThey played very well together, our confidence is very high and weâ€™re hoping to be in the conference race at the end,â€ Cooke said.
West Lincolnâ€™s JV team won 14-0 upping their record to 6-0.
Ashley Workman struck out 14 batters in five innings to record a no-hitter.
â€œSheâ€™s really improved since middle school and I believe sheâ€™ll be a big asset to the team next year,â€ Cooke said.
The Mustangs track team had a strong showing Saturday at the Ben Best Relays.
The womenâ€™s 3200-meter relay placed first and qualified for the regional with a time of 11.53.
â€œThis team has the potential to go deep in the regional,â€ head coach Melvin Morrison said about the team comprised of Brittany Hayes, Caitlin Haney, Megan Bowles and Amber Bowles.
The womenâ€™s 800-meter relay team, made up of Tanika Byers, Tiffany Short, Cassandra Smith and Victoria Ross turned in a time of 157.31 in a second-place finish.
In the 1600-meters, Rachel Smith, Casey Cline, Miracle Colon and Byers finished second with a time of 4:43 seconds.
The menâ€™s 400-meter relay team comprised of Ashaad Rendleman, Ryan Sykes, Brent Brown and Josh McCray took first with a time of 45.10.
Brad Popple placed first in the 3200-meter run and ran a personal best of 9:53, qualifying him for regional. Amber Bowles also was the winner in the 3200-meters and also qualified for the regional.
by John Mark Brooks