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May 8, 2014

Storm sets new wins record

DANVILLE — The Salt Fork softball team was trying to make school softball history on Thursday by having the most wins in a season against Schlarman Academy.

The Storm got off to a rocky start but came through with a 10-2 win over the Hilltoppers to get 23 wins and the school record.

Schlarman got on the board first in the first inning with a hit and a few errors on Salt Fork, but the Storm pushed two across in the second inning to take a 2-1 lead and they never relinquished it.

“I thought we battled but couldn’t overcome some mistakes we made but I am proud of this team and their effort,” Schlarman coach Royce Mulholland said.

Storm catcher Lea Hall had three RBI’s and did a fine job catching and calling the game.

“I feel we played well today and got the record and win but we are all together 13 strong,” Hall said.

Salt Fork came out of the gates sluggish as they made some fielding errors, but righted the ship quickly thereafter and played solid defense the rest of the game. Logan Sanford scattered six hits and only allowed one earned run for the victory.

“The record is great but we are not focused on the record, we are focused on the next game and doing our best to get a win,” Salt Fork coach Kali Ford said.

Salt Fork had a nice fourth and fifth inning where they scored eight of their ten runs and took control of the game. The Storm are now focused towards the rest of the season and the post season.

“We have got to keep improving and pushing ourselves to become a better team,” Ford said.

Salt Fork improves to 23-0 (13-0) and plays Seeger at home today and Schlarman falls to 10-7 (7-3) and plays at Milford Friday.

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