Lady Wildcats bounce back with conference wins


By Amanda Dodson - adodson@civitasmedia.com



West Stokes senior Taylor Perkins talks with coach Jordan Stevens before batting.


Michael Mullins | For The Stokes News

West Stokes avenged a recent 6-5 loss to North Surry at home Monday night defeating the Lady Greyhounds the second time around 8-4.

“I thought we played much better ball and were more consistent through our lineup at the plate,” said Wests’ coach Jordan Stevens. “I really liked the way Mackenzie (Parker) attacked the zone on the mound and trusted her defense to make plays.”

While both teams scored early on the Lady Wildcats continued to have quality batting throughout the game.

Ashley Philyaw went 3 for 3, Parker was 2 for 4, Sydney Shelton 2 for 4, and Taylor Cunningham 2 for 3.

“I thought for the most part everyone in our lineup took advantage of opportunities and were aggressive on the bases and it worked for us,” Stevens said.

Parker led on the mound with a solid performance.

“She threw the ball well. She continued to attack the zone and got ahead of most hitters. I thought overall she did well.”

Last week the Lady Wildcats handed Surry Central a 3-0 loss in a conference matchup.

“We had a good performance in the circle and played really solid defense behind Alyssa (Duggins),” said Stevens said. “Allyssa pitched very well. She hit her spots and mixed speeds to keep Surry Central off balance.”

Runs came from Philyaw, Parker, and Shelton.

After being defeated 9-5 by South Stokes at home, West bounced back to gain two wins from Carver.

“We need to do a better job focusing before games. I think the overall focus hasn’t been completely on softball the last couple of weeks and I’d like to see that mindset change.”

The Lady Wildcats are currently 11-5 and 4-3 in the Western Piedmont Conference.

Amanda Dodson can be reached at 336-813-2426 or on Twitter at AmandaTDodson.

West Stokes senior Taylor Perkins talks with coach Jordan Stevens before batting.
http://thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/web1_Taylor-Perkins.jpgWest Stokes senior Taylor Perkins talks with coach Jordan Stevens before batting. Michael Mullins | For The Stokes News

By Amanda Dodson

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