The Winder-Barrow High School softball team entered this week 4-4 overall following a 9-0 win against Central Gwinnett last Thursday.
For coach Monty McClure the difference in the games won and games lost is simple: errors.
“In the games we’ve won we haven’t committed an error,” the WBHS coach said. “In the games we’ve lost we had 17. We aren’t a team that is going to manufacture many runs so we have to pitch well and field the ball well.”
Thursday’s win was the third in a row for the Lady Doggs as Kylie Smith earned the win throwing a two-hitter with nine strikeouts through five innings of work. Marissa Merrill had three hits and drove in two runs to help spark the offense.
“It all goes back to not making errors,” McClure said. “We have focused in practice that every throw matters. We are working hard. The players want to succeed and that’s a big part of winning the battle.”
Also contributing in last Thursday’s non-region win was Bree Lynn, who was 2-for-3 with two RBI. Kiley drove in two runs on a 1-for-2 effort.
WBHS will travel to Salem for a 5 p.m. region contest Thursday.