C.B. Aycock played one of its best games of the season against Southern Wayne on Wednesday afternoon.
The Golden Falcons flew over the Saints 15-0 in five innings, and it was the type of performance C.B. Aycock head coach LaVon Matthews has been waiting for all season.
“We came out swinging the bats. It’s the best hitting we’ve done this year. As a full team, they hit the ball well and made things happen, so I was really pleased,” Matthews said.
No matter the placement, Southern Wayne could not solve C.B. Aycock pitcher Shawna Williams. Williams threw a two-hitter, gave up one walk, and filed 11 strikeouts during the win.
“Shawna threw the ball well, and she has only given up one walk in the past two games, so she’s around the plate, and that really helps us,” Matthews said.
The Golden Falcons (6-3 overall) erupted for 10 first-inning runs, including a bases-clearing double from Aaliyah Lassiter and a two-run home run from Abbey Thomas.
Down 10-0 after the first inning, the Saints tried to get back in the game, but they could not generate any runs.
“The hitting impressed me because I know they can do that, and they hadn’t done it as a team,” Matthews said. “As a full team, this is the best hitting we’ve done, and I was happy for it,” Matthews said.
An RBI double from Annsleigh Rouse and an RBI triple from Thomas gave the Golden Falcons a 12-0 lead in the bottom of the third inning.
The Golden Falcons scored their final three runs in the bottom of the fourth, while Williams struck out the side in the top of the fifth to end the game.
C.B. Aycock takes on undefeated D.H. Conley (11-0) this afternoon, and Matthews said he wants the Golden Falcons’ performance from this game to carry over into the game against D.H. Conley.
“Now is the time you’ve got to play,” Matthews said. “Everybody wants to make the playoffs, and this year, there is not going to be as many teams, so you don’t know who they’re going to take, but we still have a shot at it, but we’ve got some tough games ahead of us.”