Lady Wolves Shut Out Huntsville 3-0
LINCOLN GIRLS SECURE REGIONAL SOFTBALL BERTH
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.