Lady Wolves Out In First Round

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

LINCOLN — The Lady Wolves hosted the 4A North Re­gional soft­ball tour­na­ment last week­end, but Lincoln never got out of the gate, los­ing 12-3 to Pottsville.

The tour­na­ment was post­poned with games sched­uled for Thurs­day and Fri­day pushed back to Satur­day due to heavy rain­fall Thurs­day. By Satur­day night, the first-round and semi­fi­nals were com­plete with the con­so­la­tion and cham­pi­onship games played Mon­day.

“We got seven inches of rain in 30 hours and 30 hours later we had played two rounds, we were al­most done with the tour­na­ment,” said Lincoln ath­letic direc­tor Deon Birkes, who served as tour­na­ment direc­tor.

The loss marked the fi­nal game in a Lady Wolves uni­form for seven seniors: Tris­tan Cun­ning­ham, Madi­son Jones, Ay­den Massey, Jada Cor­bit, Katie Lank­ford, Malo­rie Per­shall and Hol­lie Webb, who formed a core group of ath­letes on teams that qual­i­fied for state dur­ing the sopho­more and ju­nior sea­sons.

Re­flect­ing back on that suc­cess Madi­son Jones said the group never gives up even when play­ing from be­hind.

“We’ve been to­gether since for­ever,” Madi­son Jones said. “We played on two dif­fer­ent Out­casts teams, then Ve­loc­ity with coach Shane Cor­bit (Jada’s dad). He’s the maker of this, he did it all.”

With their 16-10 record this sea­son, the Lincoln Class of 2018 fin­ishes with an over­all record of 51-34.

MARK HUMPHREY EN­TER­PRISE-LEADER

Lincoln fresh­man Chloe Daw­son slides across home plate to score a run be­hind the Gravette catcher look­ing to throw to the in­field. The Lady Wolves came from be­hind to win, 6-5, in eight in­nings on Mon­day, April 9, at home, but were elim­i­nated from the...

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