Williamsburg tops Benton, 8-1, for regional title and trip to state

Monday, July 20, 2020 at Williamsburg

Williamsburg 8, Benton Community 1

BC 000 100 0 - 1
WI 601 001 x - 8

A big first inning helped Williamsburg (23-4) to a win over Benton Community (15-9) Monday, July 20, at Williamsburg, in the regional softball final.

Williamsburg had 11 hits. Carly Campbell was 2 for 4 with a double and 1 RBI. Aubry Walters was 2 for 4. Olivia Stratton was 2 for 4 with a double and 2 RBIs. Elle Ridgeway was 2 for 3 with 3 RBIs. Williamsburg stole 5 bases and had no errors. Freshman Peyton Driscoll threw 7 innings for the win, allowing 4 hits, 1 earned run, walking 4 and striking out 9. Williamsburg went to to place second at the state tournament.

Benton had 3 hits, with singles from Alyse Harvey, Gabby McKee and Jaida Lyons. Hope Moore had 1 RBI. The team had 4 errors. Losing pitcher Katelyn Buscher threw for 5 innings, allowed 10 hits, 8 runs (6 earned), walked 2, hit one batter and struck out 3. Eighth grader Jessa DeMoss threw 1 inning and allowed 1 hit.

Benton’s Elyse Harvey leads off in softball action against Williamsburg. The Lady Bobcats lost, 8-1, in regional action. At first for Williamsburg is Elle Ridgeway.
Coach Eric Stenberg talks with Benton’s Brooke DeRycke in regional softball action at Williamsburg.
Emma Townsley tags the Williamsburg runner, Jill Holub, at third base in action from the regional game at Williamsburg Monday, July 20, 2020.

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