Lady Hornets take Selma

Published 12:00 am Friday, March 25, 2005

Despite all the guidelines, outlines and instructions, scoring a softball game is a subjective thing.

To some a liner up the middle off the glove off the glove of the pitcher is a hit, to someone else watching the same play, it could be an error.

Thursday afternoon against Selma High, the official scorer ruled just such a play a hit.

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It was Selma’s only one of the game as they fell to the Lady Hornets, 10-0.

“I probably would say it was a no-hitter because I’m going to help her out,” coach Lucas Weatherford said with a laugh.” Jessica (Melton) does a great job, she’s improved every game this year. She’s going to help us win some games.”

The win, Weatherford said, was big for the Hornets’ confidence.

“We played Bibb County on Monday and that was an area game, Bibb County is ranked third or fourth in the state and got a tough loss.

We played hard but needed something to get our confidence back,” he said. “I think we came out today and did that.

The girls hit the ball well.”

Melton went the distance on the hill, striking out 10 and allowing only the single to Jasmine Yates in the fourth.

Sukoji Knight moved the runner over to third, but Selma couldn’t get the runner home as Melton closed out the side with a pair of strikeouts.

For the Hornets at the plate, Jennifer McIlwain had a double, two singles and two runs scored.

Rachel Coley had a double, a walk and two runs scored. Melton had a double and a run scored. Cherie Lane added three singles. Claire Veach singled twice. Ashley Wilson singled, doubled and scored twice.

Ashley Ingram walked twice and scored. Courtney Lambert walked and scored. Kayla Huffman had a single and scored.

With the win Dallas County improves to 5-2 on the season.