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Reddick perfect for Richmond Hill
Richmond Hill freshman Jena Reddick fires away from the mound as second baseman Alex Hefner looks on. - photo by Photo by Terry Logan

The RHHS Lady Wildcat softball team wrapped up the regular season on Saturday with a doubleheader sweep of region foe Burke County, 10-0 and 9-4.

On top of taking both games the Cats freshman pitcher Jena Reddick threw the first ever perfect game in school history.

That means in the six inning 10-0 win only 18 batters came to the plate against her and she retired every single one in order.

Reddick’s work was not limited to the mound in the first game she also hit her first homerun of the year in the first inning as part of an early two run lead.
The rest of the offense would follow her lead and, when it was all said and done, the team would pound out 12 hits in the game. Caitlyn Casey went 2-4 with 2 RBIs and Alex Hefner would add a 3-for-4 day to cement the victory.

Due to the run rule, the game was called in the sixth inning when Richmond Hill was up by ten runs.

In the second game, junior Stefanie Ortiz took the mound for the Cats and kept the Burke Bears at bay. She was able to spread out eight hits over seven innings of work and was backed up by the play of a defense which did not commit one error all day.

The offense was paced by a Goolsby attack - junior Melanie Goolsby and freshman Margaret Goolsby, who is no relation, both went 3-4 with an RBI.

There would be a total of nine hits in the second game bringing the two game total to 21. Unbelieveably, the team would outscore Burke 19-4 in two games. In their last six games, the team has outscored their opponents 56-6.

This six game winning streak could not have come at a better time for the young team as they enter the Region 3-AAA tournament Friday as the second seed from the south division.

They will play at 2 p.m. against Cross Creek; the tournament is being held at the Paulson Softball Complex in Savannah.

As far as the historical aspect of this season, the team has set an all-time high for batting average, ERA, and fielding percentage.

The team is batting a remarkable .320 and fielding at an unprecedented .905. The team also has a 1.30 team ERA.

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