Virgin Valley High School’s softball team put out a good defensive effort Wednesday afternoon resulting in a 4-3 win, over TECH in the 1-A Sunrise League openers for the Dawgs.
Bulldog thrower Adri Wakefield responded with a complete game and two hits. Neither team’s offense threatened until the third inning, when the Roadrunners scored two runs. The Bulldogs responded with two runs of their own in the bottom of the inning to tie the score. Shalee Hafen started the rally with a single, followed by a Wakefield triple scoring Hafen. Savannah Price brought in Wakefield to tie the game 2-2 after two innings.
The teams mirrored each other for the next three innings. TECH took the lead 3-2 in the top of the sixth and the Dawgs followed with one run of their own to tie the game 3-3. Wakefield shut down the Roadrunners in the top of the seventh and final inning setting up an exciting win for the Dawgs. Wakefield began the seventh inning with a single.
Bulldog coach Travis Griffith made a move substituting the swifter Kezney Crompton for Wakefield. Price brought the Bulldog faithful to their feet with a long drive between the gap scoring Crompton from first with the fourth and winning run.
“The difference today was our defensive play and Wakefield limiting Roadrunners on base,” said Coach Griffith.
It was a great start for the Lady Dawgs as they travel to play at Chaparral Friday in Las Vegas. The Dawgs are 1-0 in Sunrise League play and 3-4 overall.