ND Lady Wave

Published 12:00 am Thursday, August 9, 2012

Lady Waves place 3rd in Kirk Tournament over the weekend

By Brad Greer

The North Delta softball team geared up for district play over the weekend by posting a third-place finish in the Kirk tournament.

After dropping a 14-2 verdict to Bayou in a Friday night opening round game, the Lady Green Wave (5-4) fought their way through the losers’ bracket by winning three straight games before falling yet again to Bayou 8-3 late Saturday afternoon.

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North Delta began their march by defeating Calhoun 4-1 in the first elimination game. Sarah Johnson picked up the pitching victory as the eighth-grader struck out six in four innings of work.

The Lady Waves then blanked division foe Kirk 8-0 in the following round as Myles Durham scored three runs in the victory. Peyton Rico tossed a no-hitter while fanning 11 batters and walking five over four innings.

North Delta advanced to the semi-finals by downing Carroll 9-5 as a six-run first inning propelled the Waves to the victory.

Bayou ended North Delta’s impressive tournament run as the five-time Class A champions plated six runs in the second inning which led to their victory.

North Delta opens up defense of their district championship today at Kirk starting a 5 p.m. with junior varsity play followed by varsity action at 6:30.