Lady Wolves Out In First Round
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.
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...