Raiders sweep Hobbton

by | Mar 15, 2018 | Midway

Midway second baseman Jaron Register throws to first on Thursday night. (Dunn Area Sports Photo/John Lucas)

Midway took a three-sport varsity sweep over visiting rival Hobbton Thursday, winning in girls soccer, softball and baseball.

On the soccer field, the Raiders (3-2) took a 5-0 shutout win over the Wildcats (0-4-1).

Catawba signee Kasey McLamb had four goals to lead Midway and Ashley Gibson had one goal.

Midway also shut out Hobbton on the softball field, taking a 10-0 win in six innings to give Hobbton its first loss of the season.

“We’ve still got some little things to work on,” said Midway coach Leigh Ann Smith. “We’re kind of sitting back on our heels right now. Going into conference tomorrow, we’ve got to get off of our heels and play some ball.”

Freshman Miranda Holmes was the winning pitcher for the Raiders (2-2). In five and two-thirds innings, she gave up no runs on three hits, two walks and one hit batter, with nine strikeouts.

Leah Williams pitched one-third of an inning, giving up no runs on no hits.

Senior Hannah Lucas was 4-for-4 at the plate, including a triple, with four RBIs and three runs scored to lead Midway.

Caitlyn Holland had two hits, including a double, one RBI and two runs scored. Laura Person had two hits, one RBI and one run scored. Alyssa Wrench had two hits and one RBI. Williams had two hits, including a double, and three runs scored. Blythe Best had one hit and two RBIs. Alexis Jackson had one RBI. J.J. Sankey scored once.

Kameron Lee, Emily Smith and Arianna Corbett had one hit apiece for the Wildcats (5-1).

Midway scored two runs in the first inning, five in the third, one in the fourth and two in the sixth.

Midway’s baseball team remained unbeaten with a 12-1 win in five innings over Hobbton.

“We’ve played good all year,” said Midway coach Jason Fussell. “Freshman on the mound. We’ve played three different catchers at times this year. A bunch of young kids in the field. We played fantastic. The McLamb kid (Hobbton pitcher Jackson McLamb) is a good pitcher. We kind of got him rattled a little bit and then went to work pretty well. Shortstop (Cal Tyndall) made some great plays for us. All-in-all a great team win. This is a fun team to watch. There’s 16 guys in the dugout and the energy level of these guys is just fun to coach and fun to be with.”

Freshman Sawyer Sutton went the distance on the mound to take the win for the Raiders (4-0), giving up one earned run on six hits and one walk, with six strikeouts.

Chandler Williford had two hits, including a double, three RBIs and two runs scored to lead Midway offensively.

Colby Pope had two hits, including a double, one RBI and two runs scored. Cal Tyndall had two hits and two runs scored. Brayden Coats had one hit, two RBIs and two runs scored. Sutton had one hit and one RBI. Cameron Calcutt had a double and a run scored. Jaron Register had one hit and one run scored. Cameron Barefoot had two RBIs and one run scored. Carson Calcutt scored once.

Brayden Herring had two hits and one RBI to lead the Wildcats (2-4).

Grayson Rogers had one hit and one run scored. Perry Daughtry, Ben Langston and Austyn Bauser had one hit apiece.

Midway scored one run in the first inning, three in the second, three in the third, one in the fourth and three in the fifth. Hobbton’s lone run came in the third inning.

Midway is at home against East Central 2-A Conference opponent Wallace-Rose Hill on Friday. Hobbton starts Carolina 1-A Conference play at home against Princeton on Tuesday.

Hannah Lucas went 4-for-4 in Midway’s 10-0 softball win on Thursday night. (Dunn Area Sports Photo/John Lucas)

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