Momentum gained: Lady Gators ready for final run
By Ronald Frazier
Glenwood took their annual spring break trip to Florida the week of March 25 and came through with five wins, three by the varsity and two by the junior varsity to head back home momentum into the final month of the regular season.
The winning streak extended the current Lady Gator varsity streak to nine straight and improved their overall record to 22-6 on the season.
Glenwood was to play non-area foe Northside Methodist in a twin ball on March 25 before hosting Lee-Scott in an area game on March 26. The Monday afternoon game is still on despite a forecast of thunderstorms and rain.
Glenwood began the Florida trip with a game against Gulf Breeze high school. After the junior varsity won 9-2, the varsity picked up from there and won 11-4.
Ashley Gallant was the winning pitcher as all four runs against her in the contest were unearned. Gallant had nine strikeouts in the complete game win and she got lots of hitting help from her teammates as they pounded out 15 total hits.
Hope Gullatt had five runs batted in on a two-run home run, a two run RBI single and a sacrifice fly while Ariana Pinder and Sophie Wilkerson each had two hits in the contest as well.
The Lady Gators used the same winning formula the next day as again the junior varsity came through with a 12-5 win against Crestview High School and the varsity run-ruled Crestview 10-0.
In the JV game, Addi Woodham got her second straight win in two days and Macey Green had her second straight two RBI game as six Lady Gator players had RBIs.
The varsity got a five-inning one-hitter from Carle Hampton as the Lady Gators run-ruled their hosts. Hampton finished with seven strikeouts and two walks and was also 2-for-4 at the plate with two runs batted in.
Gullatt hit another home run for the second straight game and had four RBIs in this contest with a two for three plate day. Mae Durham also did some damage as she was 2-for-3 with three runs batted in.
The trip ended on March 20 with a hard-fought 2-0 win over Pace High School.
Gallant returned to the mound and threw a two hit shutout, struck out seven and walked only two batters. With the shutout, Gallant has been almost unhittable as she has allowed one earned run in her last six games and six total runs with four shutouts.
Hampton was the leading hitter for the Lady Gators against Pace as she went 2-for-4. Glenwood scored a run in the fourth and Pinder added an insurance run with an RBI hit in the seventh.