Lady Wildcats open softball season with mercy-rule win over Clinton


By David Johnson - Sports Writer



Kameron Lee slides into home for the Wildcats’ eighth run of the evening. Hobbton defeated Clinton on Monday, 11-1.


The Clinton Lady Dark Horses traveled to county foe Hobbton on Monday night, officially kicking off regular season softball action. The Hobbton Lady Wildcats got their season off to a good start as they took out the visiting Lady Dark Horses 11-1 in five innings.

Hobbton’s Kameron Lee had control of the mound, drawing high praise from the coaching staff.

“She did a great job holding runners on base and pulling us out of a couple of tight spots,” said Lady Wildcats coach Katie Hall. “Megan Parker did a great job behind the plate working to keep runners from scoring. Sarah Suggs was a standout at bat with an RBI that scored two runs. Jayla Wilkes also had a good night at bat bringing in one run.”

With the win, Hobbton begins their quest with a 1-0 record while Clinton begins their 2017 campaign with an 0-1 record.

“The girls didn’t get too much action in the field tonight, but their bats were on fire,” Hall said. “We were able to connect on pitch after pitch and score some runs. I’m proud of the girls. This win was a great way to start the Wildcats’ softball season.”

Hobbton will be back in action on Wednesday as they travel to take on Union. Clinton’s next contest will be Monday as they host Hobbton.

Kameron Lee slides into home for the Wildcats’ eighth run of the evening. Hobbton defeated Clinton on Monday, 11-1.
http://www.clintonnc.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/web1_Lee.jpgKameron Lee slides into home for the Wildcats’ eighth run of the evening. Hobbton defeated Clinton on Monday, 11-1.

By David Johnson

Sports Writer

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