Hometown Softball Recap for South Side Rams – 05/01/2015

Friday, May 1, 2015 | 1:40 PM

At South Side High School in Hookstown Pa on Thursday, the South Side Rams defeated the Burgettstown Blue Devils 12-2 in a section 1 AA game. The win puts each of them at 9-1 in section play so they will share the Section 1 title.

The Rams had a fantastic offensive day and it started in the first inning, Hunter Hand hit a 2 run HR to spark the offense to a 3-0 early lead. That was enough for Ram pitcher McKenna Smith as she zipped thru the Blue Devil lineup with ease. She had 6 strikeouts in a row at one point in the first three innings. She won the game striking  out 10, walking only 3 and giving up just two runs.

South Side would score three runs in the third on 4 consecutive hits, 3 of which were doubles, and all three of those were on three consecutive pitches.  They would score in every inning but the 2nd and end the game in the 6th with the 10 run rule. In all the Rams would pound Burgettstown pitching for 16 hits on the day.

Hand would hit her second HR of the game and Lacey Weible’s double would end the game and a make the final 12-2. South Sides two thru four hitters, Capri Sollinger,  Hand, and Smith were on base 11 of 12 times, with Hand going 3/4 with 2 HR, a double, three runs scored,and 5 RBI.  Sollinger had three singles and three runs, and Smith went 4/4 with  3 singles and a double, three runs scored and 2 RBI. Reagan Hozak and Ashley Laughlin both had hits for the Rams as well.

It was senior day and three girls who have contributed leadership and and paved the way for this team to be a softball power were recognized before the game. Cheyenne Siek a center fielder and three sport star, Lexi Dhayer the left fielder, and Ashley LaughIn the second baseman. All three were on this team when the run of playoff appearances started and were. Prt of last years team that reached the single A championship game.

After the game during post game interviews both third baseman and Junior Toni Yacovilleo and catcher and Sophomore Capri  Sollilnger stated that they felt this team has what it takes to win a WPIAL championship this year. The Rams improved their overall record to 11-1 and will play a few non conference games before the playoffs start on May 11th.


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