Lady Mavs win rematch with CHS
by Donell Maxie
Apr 11, 2013 | 841 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Cleveland's Megan Skelton hustles to catch a fly ball while her teammate Ferris Love Capocaccia backs her up. Skelton had a strong day on defense for the Lady Wildcats while Capocaccia was the leading hitter at the plate going 4-for-4 against Germantown. Germantown ended up winning the softball game 9-3.
Cleveland's Megan Skelton hustles to catch a fly ball while her teammate Ferris Love Capocaccia backs her up. Skelton had a strong day on defense for the Lady Wildcats while Capocaccia was the leading hitter at the plate going 4-for-4 against Germantown. Germantown ended up winning the softball game 9-3.
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The Germantown Lady Mavericks rode into Cleveland Tuesday on a mission to repay the Cleveland High Lady Wildcats for losing 6-5 in Madison on Mar. 26.

On this day, the Lady Mavs stroked 12 hits to take a 9-3 win over the Lady Wildcats.

Cleveland's Brianna Garner suffered the loss in the circle as she went the entire seven innings giving up 12 hits with two strikeouts.

With the loss, the Lady Wildcats fell to 8-7 overall with a 7-1 record in Region 3-4A fast pitch softball action.

"I think we played a good game against a good team. Their hitting was just better than ours," said Lady Wildcats head coach Jody Wright.

Things started to unravel for the Lady Wildcats in the top of the fourth when Germantown's lead off hitter stroked a triple. A bunt from the next batter scored the runner from third for a 1-0 Germantown lead. The Lady Mavs added another run off an RBI single for a 2-0 lead. The Lady Mavs continued their hot bats as they stroked four more singles and a double with three RBIs to take a 5-0 lead.

In the bottom of the fourth, the Germantown defense recorded three consecutive outs to end the inning.

In the top of the fifth the Lady Mavs scored another run for a 6-0 lead.

In the bottom half of the frame, Cleveland tried to get something going as Garner hit a single. Garner's courtesy runner was McKarlee Ingram who stole second and then advanced to third following a single from Taylor Collins. Ingram ended up scoring when Reagan Walker laid down a bunt to cut Germantown’s lead to 6-1. The Lady Wildcats added another run when Molly Upchurch grounded out to score Collins from third for a 6-2 game. Ferris Love Capocaccia stroked a single after that, but Lauren Ashley Collins grounded out to end the inning.

Germantown scored three runs in the top of the sixth to inflate is cushion to 9-2. With one out on the board, Cleveland's Megan Skelton hit a single in the bottom of the sixth and then advanced to second and third off throwing errors. She scored when Morgan Ray socked a RBI single to make the score 9-3.

That would be as close as Cleveland could get as the next two batters were retired to end the inning. Cleveland's defense was strong in the final inning, but offensively the only highlight in the bottom of the seventh was Capocaccia's single that resulted in her going 4-for-4 on the day.

"Ferris Love was our offensive player of the game and Meagan Skelton was our defensive player of the game," Wright added.