UR softball outlasts RMS

Stephanie King

The second week of the middle school softball season kicked off on Tuesday as the RMS Tigers hosted the Uwharrie-Ridge Timberwolves.

Uwharrie-Ridge got things going early in the first inning as they took a 4-0 lead over the Tigers. Alley Lowe and Kesley Payne picked up back to back base hits to put a pair of runners on base. A deep double from Madison Varner brought Lowe in for the first run of the night. Payne scored off a hit from Emma Snow as Snow’s hit was caught for out number one. Lindsey singled to score Varner before a double from Kenzie put runners on second and third. RMS got out number two before allowing Lindsey to score on a wild pitch. RMS ended the inning with the final out.

The Timberwolves opened the bottom of the first with an out before giving up a single to Jesse Perez. UR struck out Gracyn Hall before giving up a walk and a single that loaded the bases. Elizabeth York drew a walk to score Perez and put the Tigers on the board. The Timberwolves gave up another walk that scored another run for the Tigers. UR got the final out of the inning. After one inning of play, Uwharrie-Ridge led RMS 4-2.

RMS opened the top of the second with an out right away. The Tigers gave up a walk to Lowe and then a walk to Payne. Lowe used smart base running to score on the walk by Payne. RMS got back to back outs to end the inning. The Lady Timberwolves gave up a single to start the bottom of the second. They followed it up with back to back outs. Hall drew a walk to put runners on first and second. A double from #15 would score both runners to cut the lead down to one. Jordan doubled to score #15 and tie the game for the Tigers. Uwharrie-Ridge got the final out of the inning. After two innings, this one was tied 5-5.

It would be a quick top of the third as the Tigers forced the Timberwolves into a quick three up, three down inning. The Lady Timberwolves would pull away during the final four innings for a 10-6 win over the Lady Tigers of RMS.

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