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The Lady Demons had waited three years for a win over Trimble County and with their first matchup in the All “A” tournament earlier this season, they got it.
They didn’t have to wait nearly as long as they earned their second win against Trimble County with a 2-0 victory on April 28.
Amanda Goodrich pitched for the Lady Demons, striking out eight as Williamstown secured their first shutout of the season. Goodrich and Nicole Hendy drove in a run a piece for the win.
“It was a good win,” coach T.J. West said. “We were aggressive and I’m happy with that. Our defense was there and at this stage of the game, a win is a win. I’m glad for the girls that we got a win.”
“It’s the first win we’ve had in a while,” Tori Wilhoit said. “Our hitting and defense was there and it feels good.”
The Lady Demons have had to battle the opponents on their schedule, but also the weather as they are the only team in the county to have nearly as many rainouts (13) as games played (14).
“It’s so wet that we get stuck in the gym,” Wilhoit said. “It gets frustrating. When we’re inside the gym, we can’t do much infield work and all we can really do is hit and take some ground balls. It doesn’t even compare to being outside.”
“It’s frustrating enough that I’ve found a tarp that I may never have to use next year, but at the end of the season, we will have a tarp for the field,” West said. “I’m tired of rainouts. When I scheduled 30 games before the season, people couldn’t believe it, but now I’m glad I did.”
Lady Demons drop
Although the Williamstown softball team lost both games of a doubleheader to Simon Kenton, they can look at the positives of falling 4-3 and 1-0.
“Even though we lost, my girls came out and gave 120 percent. Amanda pitched two of the best games she’s pitched all year,” West said. “This showed that we can play with a team like that. To me, it should build their confidence.”
“Even though we didn’t win, we played close with them for both games,” Wilhoit said. “It helps us with our mental aspect for the rest of the season. Everyone wants to play their best when the district tournament comes around.”
West believes that his team is “playing as an underdog and his players are tired of it.”
With the win over Trimble County and the close losses to Simon Kenton, West believes that his team is playing their best ball of the season.
“I hope we can continue to build on it for the rest of the season,” he said.
Next up for the Williamstown Lady Demons:
• May 7 at Paris
• May 9 against Whitley County at Lexington Christian Tournament
• May 9 Lexington Christian at Lexington Christian Tournament
• May 11 at home against Carroll County (Senior Night)
• May 12 at Owen County