Glide — Well the question was answered: Which team will give in the battle between Glide and Oakridge? The Wildcats convincingly responded by throwing up a pair of convincing 8-0, 10-0 shutouts in their short two-game set with the Warriors, keeping pace with North Douglas and knocking down Oakridge’s hopes for a league title this season.
Major props for this sweep goes to Aryanna Bellair in the circle, who pitched 13 innings and struck out 25, walked five, and only allowed six hits over the two games. From the plate, Madison Weber was a key instrument to getting the sweep, finishing 5-8 from the plate with a double and 2 RBI, Payton Geiger was 4-7 with a double and 4 RBI, capped by a walk-off homer in the bottom of the sixth of the second game to seal the sweep over Oakridge. Patience was a massive key for Glide in the sweep, drawing 15 walks at the plate and only committing a lone error against Oakridge. Glide needed to get themselves some solid wins and get over some humps with a complete performance, and they did that in both of the wins against Oakridge.
For the Warriors, they simply couldn’t get going offensively nor find a way to hit Bellair. They didn’t play horrible, they just simply got straight up beat in the circle and at the plate, as not even defensive miscues played a role in the losses for them. It serves a crash down to Earth for Oakridge, who find themselves at 8-2 in league after a perfect 8-0 start to the campaign, just to turn around and play contender North Douglas next week. Regardless if the Warriors can pull one out against North Douglas or not, it doesn’t make their campaign any less successful or impactful for their program, who are experiencing a high level of success that hasn’t been seen in a long time.