Head coach Sean Strickland and his team needed a rebound after a lopsided loss to Wayne County earlier in the week and “Senior Night” provided it.
The 10-1 five inning win against Glynn Academy as Strickland explained it was a typical last home game affair.
“It always seems to work out that we play well for the seniors and I am happy for them, they deserve it.” said Strickland.
Caitlyn Casey, Margaret Goolsby, Katie Nance, Lauren Davis, and Karysa Ventura were honored in a ceremony, along with their parents, prior to the start of the game. The team also gave a tribute to Sharon Strickland for her service to the team as score keeper and as un-official “Team Mom”.
The win came via a mixture of timely hitting, good pitching and solid defense.
It was a shaky first inning for Lauren Simerly, who loaded the bases on a couple of infield hits and a hit batsman. But she got some help from first baseman Trisha Jennings with a “from the knees,” force out throw at home plate. Second baseman Amy Robben in the second inning had to dive to first base to beat a runner. Hard hit balls turned outs became the norm throughout the game. That play allowed the offense to do the rest.
A six run second inning was powered by RBI singles by Caitlyn Casey, Karysa Ventura, Lauren Simerly, and Cheyenne Marsh had two singles in the inning. Trisha Jennings added an RBI double to round out the frame. She did the fourth.
After Simerly padded her lead with a two run double, Jennings put it out of reach with a two run home run, her third of the season.
That was more than enough for Simerly who was never really challenged after the first inning.
Richmond Hill will travel to Valdosta to meet their old coach Alex Grey at his new school for a week-end warm up tournament heading in to the region playoffs. Wednesday’s edition of the Bryan County News will have those results and more.