IAC SOFTBALL: PERFECTION! HAMMOND RETIRES ALL 18 BATTERS SHE FACES; WAVERLY BLANKS DRYDEN, 8-0
(2019-04-12)Valley Sports Report
DRYDEN "” Perfection!
Waverly senior Wendi Hammond retired all 18 batters she faced, including 14 by strikeout, and nearly hit for the cycle to lead Waverly to an 8-0 win over Dryden here Friday afternoon in an IAC Division 3 softball contest called after six innings due to rain.
Hammond struck out the side in the first, third and sixth innings, and threw just 60 pitches in six innings.
Earlier this season, Hammond threw a five-inning no-hitter against Dryden with 15 strikeouts and one walk.
Hammond also led the Lady Wolverines at the plate with a 3-for-3 performance, including a home run, a triple, a double, four runs scored, and an RBI, while junior Riley Hall stroked three singles, scored on one run, and knocked in a run, and sophomore Hali Jenner homered and singled, scored one run, and had three RBI in Waverly's nine-hit attack.
Junior Paige Lewis singled and drove in two runs in the win, while senior Kari VanAllen scored two runs, and senior Sydney Meyers drove in one run.
Hammond led the game off with a double, moved to third on a one-out single by Hall, and scored on a two-RBI single by Lewis that also plated Hall for a 2-0 lead.
Jenner gave Waverly a 3-0 lead with an RBI groundout in the second inning, and Hall plated Hammond with an RBI single to make it 4-0.
Hammond and Jenner hit back-to-back inside-the-park home runs with two outs in the fourth inning to give the Lady Wolverines a 6-0 lead.
Waverly tacked on two more runs in the sixth inning, the second run coming on a triple by Hammond and an RBI single by Jenner to make it 8-0.
Waverly, now 8-1, hosts unbeaten Athens (4-0) Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in the annual "Wounded Warrior" game.
IN PHOTO: Waverly's Wendi Hammond.
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