CHHS softball keeps winning
Published 12:00 am Wednesday, April 12, 2000
in victory over Enterprise
By KEVIN PEARCEY
After No. 4 ranked Charles Henderson had gone 0-6 in the first two innings of last night’s 3-0 victory over Enterprise, CHHS coach Steve Haug knew that his team needed to get something going.
And quickly. The Lady Wildcats had put two runners in scoring position in their first two at-bats and it seemed like only a matter of time before they would draw first blood at home plate.
But in the bottom of the third, CHHS (17-3) had Kelly Miller on third and Emily Christian on second with two outs in the inning.
Enter Ashley Faust.
"I just looked her (Faust) in the eyes and said ‘we’ve got to have a hit now,’" said Haug.
"I told her to focus and hit the ball and she did just that."
The senior sent a two RBI double over the heads of the Enterprise out field to give the Lady Trojans a 2-0 lead.
"She smoked it," said Haug.
However, the Lady Wildcats kept hitting in the top of the fourth and was quickly back at third base, threatening to score once again.
Enter Nicki Wingard.
The Enterprise runner made a charge at the plate on a ground ball that was covered by shortstop Kelly Miller. Miller threw home, where Wingard was waiting for the cutoff play to record the out.
"Nicki’s good at the plate," said Haug. "They’re not going to run over her."
Haug said that defense is carrying the team right now.
"We’ve got to start hitting the ball better," he said. " I don’t know why we’re struggling at the plate right now. Yesterday we were killing the ball at practice."
Betsy White drove in a run in the bottom of the sixth to go along with Faust’s two RBI’s.
"We’re getting the hits when we need to," said Haug.