Lady Wolves Shut Out Huntsville 3-0

LIN­COLN GIRLS SE­CURE RE­GIONAL SOFT­BALL BERTH

Washington County Enterprise-Leader - - SPORTS - By Mark Humphrey

LIN­COLN — No. 2 Lin­coln had its hands full with No. 7 Huntsville in the first-round of Thurs­day’s Dis­trict 4A-1 soft­ball tour­na­ment hosted by the Lady Wolves.

Lin­coln won 3-0 to ad­vance and earn a berth at Re­gion­als, which Lin­coln also hosts this week.

The game re­mained score­less un­til Lin­coln starter Ay­den Massey helped her cause by drilling a two-out sin­gle to score a pair of runs in the bot­tom of the third in­ning. Lin­coln se­nior first base­man Tris­tan Cun­ning­ham blasted a solo home run in the fifth to ac­count for Lin­coln’s other run.

“We talked all week about what we had to do to play with Lin­coln,” said Huntsville coach Greg Sone. “What we had to do at the plate and de­fen­sively. They ex­e­cuted it. We just couldn’t come up with that timely hit.”

Sone coached Lin­coln coach Beau Collins when he was in high school as a de­fen­sive line­man at Prairie Grove and had the Lady Ea­gles well pre­pared.

“We didn’t come out play­ing as well as I hoped of­fen­sively,” Collins said. “We had to play a close game. That’s not what I wanted. The good thing is we won the game. We’re go­ing to re­gion­als. We’ve got to come back fo­cused bet­ter of­fen­sively to get off to a bet­ter start to­mor­row.”

The win ad­vanced Lin­coln against Gravette in Fri­day’s late semi­fi­nal.

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