Piedmont softball is on a tear right now having won eight of their last nine games. If not for some unlucky breaks against Lindsay on Monday, the Lady Wildcats would be riding a nine game win streak.
On Tuesday, Piedmont traveled to Bridge Creek and escaped with a 2-0 victory.
“We won 2-0 in a tough game,” Coach Rick Scott said. “Courtney Anderson and Kassidy Scott pitched well. Courtney pitched four innings and Kassidy pitched four. Between the two of them they threw a shutout. It went into one extra inning and we made the perfect throw to win it. Kylie (Palmer) threw it to first and then the throw from first to third was perfect for us to get the double play. We were hitting the ball hard but it was right at them. We couldn’t make it work. We found a way to win, though. Madi Morris hit a shot down the third base line that hit the third baseman and scored a run. They walked in another run, that was all we needed to win.”
Piedmont dropped a 1-0 decision to Lindsay on Monday at home. Of the Lady Wildcats’ three losses, two have come within Piedmont city limits.
“We didn’t go to play,” Scott said of Monday’s game. “We played defensively well enough to win. Kassidy pitched a three hitter. I can’t take anything away from Lindsay, they did a good job and played error free softball. They got timely hits and we got timely hits we didn’t capitalize on them.”
Thursday through Saturday the Lady Wildcats played at the ASA Hall of Fame Stadium and drove up to Tulsa. Piedmont beat Dickson and Comanche at the Hall of Fame, both shutouts, and beat Haskell 14-2 in Tulsa. Other games in Tulsa were rained out.
“Courtney threw a no-hitter against Dickson and our bats were alive all weekend,” Scott said. “They played really well and I think we needed a game like Lindsay to wake us up a bit.”
Throwing a no-hitter against Dickson was a great feeling for Anderson, but she is already looking forward to October.
“I’m ready to be back here (the ASA Hall of Fame Stadium) in October,” Anderson said. “I couldn’t have accomplished this without my team. It’s a team sport, so I can’t take all the credit. They help me more than I could ever ask.”
The Lady Wildcats are improving every week and it isn’t going unnoticed by Coach Scott.
“We’re getting a lot of hits and our defense is really showing up,” Scott said. “Courtney and Kassidy’s ERA is well below one right now. No one likes to lose, but after winning seven in a row we were feeling a bit invisible. I reminded them that my teams that went to the state finals and semifinals lost four games in a row at one point.
“Kylie Palmer is hitting the ball really well right now and so is Madi Morris. Those girls are stepping up and getting hits when we need them.”