Clear favorites are beginning to develop as Midway hits the midway point of its softball season.
The league, which began play in May, has seen some dominant teams emerge in its seven leagues.
Tuesday’s action saw one of those top teams – Precision Auto – continue to stake its claim as the team to beat in the girls junior league. Precision Auto topped T&M Farms 19-0, its fifth-straight victory by double figures.
Lead-off Sarah Hollandsworth guided the offense with a trio of big knocks, including an inside-the-park homer in Tuesday’s victory. The defense was also stellar again, surrounding pitcher Sara Davis with plenty of playmakers.
In the last five games, unbeaten Precision Auto has outscored opponents 91-6. It has given up more than one run just once – a 15-3 victory on May 30 over second-place Dana’s Grooming.
Tuesday’s late games put the senior girls league in the spotlight. The Crushettz kept their lead in the standings, improving to 6-1 with an impressive 17-7 victory over Hi-Top Land and Cattle.
Kylie Mason and Shelby Smartt each launched inside-the-park home runs in the victory, which ended by a fifth-inning mercy rule. While the offense seemed to be humming, coach Kelvin Powers believes his defense is the reason for his team’s rise in the standings.
“It’s all about defense,” said Powers. “We’ve been consistent defensively. I think we’ve had one of the top defenses in the league all season.”
Stopping opponents from scoring hasn’t been easy in the girls senior league. Hitters are blistering big shots more than ever, with Sun Drop’s offense being one of the best.
Sun Drop put on a power show Tuesday, downing Douglas and Lanier Agency 22-2 to move to 5-2, just a game back of the Crushettz in the standings. The tone was set early as Kapri Talley and Hannah Lee blasted back-to-back, inside-the-park home runs. Talley and Lee led the offense, which has piled up 138 runs in seven games.
In Tuesday’s night cap, O’Reilly’s took down Chaos 16-10. Both teams left Tuesday tied for third in the standings at 4-3.
Before Thursday’s action, other league leaders include Bell and Sons Nursery pacing the boys senior league at 5-1, Tree Huggers ahead in T-ball at 3-1, the Sprouts rocking an undefeated record in the 6-7 coach-pitch league and Rigsby’s also carrying an unblemished mark in the youth 8-10 league.
For more action shots from Tuesday, check the Standard website.