Medomak 8th softball swings past Oceanside

Wed, 05/26/2021 - 9:30am

THOMASTON — The Medomak eighth grade softball team traveled Tuesday, May 25 to Thomaston to challenge Oceanside. 

In a high-scoring contest for the visiting Riverhawks, they returned home hours later with a 19-3 victory under its belt. 

At the plate for Medomak were Kytana Williamson (single, homerun, two walks, three RBI), Audrey Jackson (four singles, triple, three RBI), Lillian Harvey (walk), Skylar Hills (three singles, double, two RBI), Bailey Lash (single, walk), Abby Young (two walks), Lilly Christ (two singles, RBI), Maddy Wilshire (single, walk) and Erica Waite (two singles, two RBI). 

At the plate for Oceanside were Liz Barstow (two singles), Emma Morrison (single), Lexis Leon (walk), Bailey Breen (double), Chloe Deabler (single) and Ella Willis (walk). 

Pitching for Medomak was Williamson (10 strikeouts, two walks, five hits). 

Pitching for Oceanside were Morrison (six strikeouts, six walks, 13 hits, hit-by-pitch) and Breen (strikeout, walk, three hits). 

The action began when Williamson walked to lead the game off and then was driven in on a Jackson triple. Jackson was then brought home off a Hills single resulting in a quick 2-0 lead for the Riverhawks. 

The second inning, which saw four more runs for Medomak, began with four consecutive singles by Wilshire, Waite, Williamson and Jackson. The latter two batters drove in a run each with their singles. Williamson scored before Jackson stole her way around the bases and was able to cross the plate on a dropped third strike. 

In the third inning, Jackson singled to plate Williamson and Hills singled to bring home Jackson to boost Medomak’s lead to 9-0. 

Waite, in the fourth inning, plated Christ and Wilshire on a single before Williamson hit an inside-the-park homerun. Following a Jackson single, Harvey walked and both girls were driven in on a Hills double. Hills would be then be driven in a little bit later by a Christ single to put Medomak up 16-0. 

In the bottom of the fourth inning, Oceanside tallied its first, and only, runs of the game when Breen cleared the loaded bases with a high fly ball to centerfield that resulted in a double to make it a 16-3 affair. 

In the top of the fifth, Jackson ripped her fourth single, and fifth hit, of the contest to drive Williamson, who walked and stole her away around the bases, home. Jackson, herself, then stole her way to third before crossing the plate on a dropped third strike to. Medomak boosted its lead to 19-3.