Cosby extends hit streak to 11 games as Lady Warriors sweep Kaskaskia

Photo by Evan Merrill, Mount Carmel Register -- Wabash Valley freshman outfielder Sydni Cosby slides into home to beat the throw against Olney Central on Tuesday. Cosby extended her hit streak to 11 games, including 7-for-12 with eight RBIs in her last four games.

The Lady Warriors of Wabash Valley shut out Kaskaskia College Wednesday afternoon winning 8-0 and 10-0. WVC is now 29-9 and 22-2 in the Great Rivers Athletic Conference.

In game one Kaitlynn Bennett won her 15th game of the season, improving to 15-4. Bennett went five innings, facing only 15 batters with seven strikeouts, no walks and allowed one single and that runner was involved in a double play. Leading hitters were Kyndell Ethridge who was 2-for-4 with an RBI, Bennett had a double and two RBIs and Morgan Moxey was 1-for-2 with a home run. WVC scored five runs in the bottom of the third. Mariah Clark walked, Madison Scott reached on a fielder’s choice and then she stole second base. Kennedy Harris would draw a walk and Duncan would follows with a single to load the bases. Ethridge would get an RBI single followed by a walk to Moxey and Cosby would reach on an error and that allowed two runs to score. Bennett would then double to left field and two more runs would score. The Lady Warriors would add a single run in the fourth and two more in the five inning highlighted by a solo home run by Moxey.

The second game WVC scored a run in the first, one in the second four in the 5th and four in the 6th to end the game. Leading hitters in this game was Cosby who was 3-for-4 with two triples and three RBIs. Harris was 3-for-3 and two stolen bases while Byrd was 2-for-4 and Scott was 2-for-3.

In the 5th Scott would double Harris would follow with an RBI double single by Ethridge and Moxey would reach on an error letting a run score and then Bennett would single driving in the final two runs of the inning. The key hit in the 6th was a bases loaded triple by Cosby.

Cosby's strong performance extended her hit streak to 11 games, including 7-for-12 with eight RBIs in her last four games.

The Lady Warriors will be at Southeastern on Saturday and then will host Lake Land on Tuesday. These are four important games for the GRAC and Region seeding as the season is winding down.

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