GREENWOOD — Washington School’s Allie Stevens never lost her edge Tuesday night from the pitcher’s circle. Then, in the top of the sixth inning, Meri Madison George manufactured the winning run to help lift the Lady Generals to a 2-1 road victory over Pillow Academy.
After her single, George stole second base and made it all the way home after a pair of throwing errors by the Pillow Academy fielders. Her run was the final score of the game.
The win was the second victory over Pillow this season for the Lady Generals who are now 12-3. Washington can secure the top seed in their conference with a victory at Magnolia Heights next week.
“This was a very impressive win for our program,” Coach Palasini said. “We beat our biggest rival on their senior night. We lost to Pillow four times last year, and now we have beaten them twice this year. It tells us how hard we have worked.”
Stevens, a senior, matched Pillow pitcher J.B. Garrett pitch for pitch the entire night. Stevens struck out five batters and walked just one in her complete-game victory. Garrett struck out eight in her complete-game loss.
“Allie was zoned in from the start, and she threw the ball really well,” Coach Palasini said.
Stevens also helped her team from the plate. After doubling in the top of the first inning, Stevens scored the games first run after an RBI single from Haleigh Cingolani.
Washington’s Laney Wallace also had a base hit in the game for Washington School.