MINNIE – South Floyd pulled away to beat visiting Betsy Layne 15-11 in a 58th District/Floyd County Conference softball game at Minnie Park on Wednesday.
With the win, South Floyd improved to 3-1 overall and 2-0 in the 58th District/Floyd County Conference.
Betsy Layne slipped to 1-3 overall and 1-1 in the district/conference with the loss.
South Floyd pitcher Leighann Hall claimed the win.
Betsy Layne pitcher Jordan Adkins took the loss.
The Lady Raiders thrived offensively early in the matchup, plating six runs in the bottom half of the first inning.
South Floyd, under the direction of head coach Scott Shannon, never trailed. The Lady Raiders led 12-5 at the conclusion of the third inning.
Betsy Layne, forced to play from behind in the key early-season district/conference contest, plated six runs over its final four at-bats.
South Floyd leadoff hitter Brook Potter delivered three hits. Finishing one big swing short of hitting for the cycle, Potter provided a single, a double and a triple for the Lady Raiders.
Sydney Hall (double) and Cheyann Light (triple) supplied South Floyd with other extra-base hits.
Leighann Hall also helped her pitching cause at the plate.
Additional offensive contributors for the Lady Raiders were Brandy Osborne, Katie Moore, Jessie Tackett, Kailey Shannon, Nikki Johnson, Melanie Osborne, and Brooke Stumbo.
Osborne, Shannon and Johnson each had two singles for the Lady Raiders.
Summer Johnson led the Betsy Layne offensive effort with a home run and a double.
South Floyd is scheduled to visit Betsy Layne for another district/conference game on April 26.
Steve LeMaster is the editor of The Floyd County Times. He can be reached at (606) 886-8506.