After a very nice ceremony to celebrate the opening of a beautiful new softball field at Warren Harding, their AD said “play ball”. Those words never sounded so good after missing the 2020 season. After a scoreless first two innings for each team, freshmen catcher Bella Brant (top of 3rd) hit the first pitch she saw to the top of the 8ft fence in left at 200’ for a double. That would ignite a 4 run inning. Senior Dorothy Moore went 3 for 3 with a walk and 2 RBI. Freshmen Lauryn Barton added three hits and Junior Jenna McClish added 2 RBI. Sam Moore, Hannah Kelm, Rylie Troy and Chase Toy all had hits. Salem was aggressive on the bases stealing 7 bases and allowing 0. Leading the thieving was Hannah Kelm with 2 SB.
Rylie Troy was the winning pitcher going 6 innings, striking out 9 while walking 0. Rylie had great command of her two seam and rise ball allowing 5 hits on 91 total pitches. Savannah Schaff pitched a scoreless 7th with two strikeouts.