By Ronald Frazier
Glenwood’s Ashley Gallant was the dominant pitcher as the Lady Gators played two games – one on the road and one at home the week after spring break and improved to 29-10-1 on the season.
On March 27, Glenwood run-ruled Lee Scott in six innings when Sophie Wilkerson’s RBI single plated the 11th run in the bottom of the inning, sending the Lady Warriors to an 11-1 defeat.
The only run scored by Lee Scott in the third was unearned as Gallant gave up one only hit and two walks while striking out six Lady Warrior batters.
Meanwhile, her teammates had on their hitting shoes as Carlena Hampton was three for four in the contest and Kayson Boatner and Hope Gullatt hit back-to-back home runs that sparked a seven-run uprising that ensured the Lady Gators would become winners.
Gallant was the No. 2 pitcher last year behind 2017 state tournament MVP McKenna Gillespie. She improved with each performance and was still a double-digit winner in 2017. This year, she and Boatner give the Lady Gators two outstanding starting pitchers.
On March 30, Glenwood traveled to Cecil, Ala. and played Macon East and Gallant pitched a seven-inning shutout as Glenwood won 5-0.
In her seven innings of work, she surrendered two singles, did not walk a batter and struck out three for her complete game win.
Hampton was once again instrumental at the plate going two for three and knocking in two runs. Gallant and Boatner had the other two RBI’s in the contest as Glenwood scored in the fourth, fifth and three runs in the sixth that salted away the victory.
The first week of April sees Glenwood playing on three dates. Glenwood traveled to Columbus to play Calvary Christian on April 3, then will host Bessemer Academy tomorrow night before ending with a home twin bill against Cornerstone on April 7.