The Charlton County Maidens softball team continues to battle Mother Nature, but did manage to get two games in last week falling on the road Monday to Camden County before beating Wayne County at home Saturday. With all the cancellations the Maidens will be busy in the final few weeks of the season. Charlton will play 13 games in 22 days to finish out the regular season.
Against Camden County the Maidens fell behind 2-0 in the first inning before the Lady Wildcats added four more runs in the third inning to open up a 6-0 advantage.
Charlton wouldn't get on the board until the fifth inning. Tiffany Rivera led off the inning with a double and stole third. She scored on an RBI ground out by Andrea Duke to cut the deficit to 6-1.
But Camden added three more runs in the bottom of the fifth and the game was called due to the mercy rule.
Charlton could manage just four hits in the game with Rivera, Javonna Dykes, Brooke Spivey, and Abby Safford picking those up.
After a scheduled tournament for Saturday was cancelled the Maidens were able to pick up a game against Wayne County.
On Saturday the Maidens got a great pitching performance from Emma Woolard on the way to an 8-1 win over Wayne County. Woolard allowed just two hits and struck out ten batters.
Charlton would open up the scoring in the first inning when Gabby Tillis scored on a sacrifice fly off the bat of Woolard. The 1-0 lead would stand until the Maidens came up in the fourth inning. Abby Safford drove in one run and Natalie Lynch followed with a run scoring double to increase the lead to 3-0.
Three more Maiden runners crossed the plate in the fifth. Woolard led off with a double and courtesy runner Noel Crosby advanced to third on a passed ball and scored when Rivera grounded out. Andrea Duke and Safford both singled with two outs and both scored on a Wayne error pushing the lead to 6-0.
Wayne scored their lone run in the sixth inning when a Maiden error allowed the run to score. But Charlton would get that run back plus one more in the bottom of the sixth. Back to back doubles by Tillis and Kylee Varnes scored one run. Varnes advanced to third on a wild pitch and scored on an RBI ground out by Woolard to push the lead to 8-1 and the Maidens held Wayne in check in the seventh to claim the win and improve to 7-3 on the season.
Tillis, Safford, and Lynch paced the offense with two hits each.