The Winona slow-pitch softball team stretched its winning streak to five games with victories over Cleveland Central 7-2, Vicksburg 11-2 and Riverside 11-1. In those five games, the Lady Tigers scored 52 runs on 65 hits.
“The top of our batting order is doing pretty good,” said Coach Steven Helms.
Winona scored all seven runs against Cleveland Central in the first three innings, but left the bases loaded three times
“We should have scored more runs,” Helms said.
The Lady Tigers had 14 hits, all singles. “It was one base at a time.”
Emilee Lowery and Allyn-Claire Gant had three hits each, Sara O’Bryant and MyCala Helms two apiece.
Winona jumped out to a quick 7-0 lead against Vicksburg with three runs in the first and four in the second. MyCala Helms had a three-run homer, a single and five RBIs. Tommesha Brown had three hits and O’Bryant two.
“We had some errors, but for the most part we played pretty consistently on defense,” coach Helms said.
Winona scored in every inning against Riverside in a game that ended after five innings by the mercy rule. Gant had three hits while Abria Weathersby, Madison Mills and Helms two each.
Winona played East Webster Tuesday and has a home game with Bruce Thursday. A previous road game with East Webster that was rained out has been rescheduled for Sept. 4.
The Lady Tigers will begin Class II, Region 2 play Sept. 6 at Shannon.