In the first game the Cougars took it on the chin as the Lady Waves sprinted to a 10-0 win in three innings. In the second game, the Cougars scored four runs in the first inning and made them stand up for a 4-0 win.
Grayson County had very little luck at the plate and none in the field as the Lady Waves rolled to the easy win. Meade’s starting pitcher Amanda Logsdon was nearly untouchable. She gave up just one hit, a third inning single by right-fielder Cathy Langley. Logsdon struck out every other Cougar batter she faced.
Meanwhile, Cougar starter and loser Jessika Young was getting knocked around in her two innings of work. Young was hurt by some shoddy fielding that led to two runs in the first. In the second, though, Meade sent 12 batters to the plate, rapping out seven hits and scoring seven times to salt the game away.
In the first, leadoff hitter Nicole Brown reached on an error. Young had Ashley Sireno struck out, but the ball got away from catcher Becca Crawford and Sireno was safe at first as Brown went to third.
After Sireno took second on a steal, third-baseman Ashley Funk drove in both runs with a single to right.
In the second, Brown drove in a pair of runs with a single. Sireno followed with a single that plated another run. Funk singled to drive in another before Brittany Lancaster doubled to drive in two more. Lancaster later came around to score the last run of the inning on a passed ball and a wild pitch.
The Lady Waves ended things in the third with a run off relief pitcher Renee Weber. Meade loaded the bases with two outs before Logsdon ripped a pitch to the fence to drive in the winning run.
Eighth-grader Victoria Decker turned the tables on the Lady Waves in this game as she overpowered the home team with a five-inning no-hitter. Decker walked two, but struck out 10 to claim the victory.
Meade County put runners at first and second with one out in the first on an error and a walk, but Decker struck out Megan Aebersold and Kendall Smith to end that threat.
The Lady Waves had just one other base runner in the game. Devin Lancaster walked with two outs in the second, but Decker struck out Kaitlyn Lasley to end that inning. Decker closed out the game by retiring the last 10 batters she faced.
The Cougars, meanwhile, scored all the runs they would need in the top of the first. Jordan Decker led off with a double into the gap in right-center and catcher Kylee Gorby followed with a long drive to straight-away center that drove in Decker and went for a triple.
One out later, third-baseman Claire Crawford singled up the middle to drive in Gorby to make it 2-0.
That brought up Kailea Gill for one of the stranger plays of this or any other season. With what should have been an 0-2 count, Gill swung and missed a pitch from Meade starter and loser Smith. But the umpire had lost the count, saying that was only the second strike.
With a second chance, Gill picked on the next pitch she saw and hit it out of the park in left for a two-run home run to make it 4-0.
That was it for the Cougars, though they did have two more scoring opportunities. They put runners at first and second with one out in the third, but Smith was able to pitch out of that jam. They put a runner at third with just one out in the fourth, but Smith again pitched out of the inning without out allowing further damage.