Hamm throws no-hitter in win over West Carrollton


By Drew Terhall


GREENVILLE — Rain and cold or clear and warm, it’s always a great day for Lady Wave softball. In the cold, damp conditions, Greenville won 11-0 over West Carrollton on April 28.

With the main field at Stebbins Field not in great condition, the teams played on one of their other fields at the stadium. Head coach Jerrod Newland said moving to the different field was a no-brainer.

“Great decision, field is in great shape and wasn’t a question at all. Got them up here and played a game,” Newland said.

It took everyone in the program to help make the game possible. After the late night and early morning showers, the fields were left in bad condition. But once the rain stopped, it was full go on getting the fields ready for the game.

“A few people out here, coaches. My dad was out here eight in the morning, Denny is here by 11, Tom’s here and Mr. Shaffer is out here in boots mucking it in. We’re all in it together for the kids to play. Today was a great chance for us to play a league game and get a win. Just excited,” Newland said.

The team was led by senior Kylie Hamm on the mound as she threw her second no-hitter of the season. She went all five innings and had 12 strikeouts unofficially.

“Hamm did a great job on the mound today attacking, attacking, attacking. Just fun stuff,” Newland said.

The scoring didn’t start for the Lady Wave until the third inning. Freshman Kendall Cromwell drove in a run to make it 1-0. After loading up the bases, junior Ella McLear cleared the bases with a three-run double to go up 5-0. Hamm then drove in a run and senior Skylar Fletcher drove in two more to go up 8-0 after the third inning.

Greenville then scratched across three more runs to get up 11-0. The team had seven hits in the game.

The Lady Wave will head to Tippecanoe on April 29 for a conference game at 10:30 a.m. Newland said they are excited for not only the Tippecanoe game, but excited for April 30 when they will know where they will be seeded for the upcoming tournament.

Greenville is sitting at 15-4 with a 12-1 conference record after this win.

Contact Daily Advocate sports editor Drew Terhall at [email protected]

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