THE WINNSBORO PONYTAILS are headed to state after outscoring their district opponents 36-3. The team will play July 13-16 in Delhi for the state crown. They are: (front from left) Karley Ferrington, Aydenn McCain, Sage Herrington, Kerrigan Ezell, Avaree McCain and Katie Carson. (Back from left) Coach Curt Curtis, Emory Hales, Tayte Erwin, Ava Foster, Karley Curtis, Sage Herrington, Emma Foster, Coach Clark McCain and Coach Tyler Roberts. (Submitted photo)
The Winnsboro Ponytails are headed to the state tournament after outscoring their opponents 36-3 in district play.
State tournament for the surging team will be held in Delhi July 13 through 16.
Winnsboro 13 - Rayville 0
Winnsboro was too much for the Rayville All-Star team as they dominated on defense and at the plate.
The Ponytails came out swinging in the first inning scoring six runs. Rayville held Winnsboro at bay in the second inning allowing no runs, but Winnsboro’s offense cranked off again as they scored seven in the third to secure the win.
A four-pitcher squad made up of Avaree McCain, Katie Carson, Jadyn Hutchinson and Tayte Erwin no hit Rayville through the four inning-game. Additionally, the squad only allowed one walk in the contest.
Carson struck out two, Hutchinson struck out one and Erwin struck out two while each player pitched one inning.
Offensively, the Ponytails racked up seven hits against Rayville.
Emma Foster led the way at the plate for her team. She went two-for-two with two hits and three RBI.
Along with her pitching time, Carson had a strong night at the plate. She went two-for-two with two hits and two RBI.
Karley Ferrington, Ava Foster and Erwin recorded one hit and one RBI each for the Ponytails.
The Ponytails took advantage of the numerous hits during the game by stealing bases at will against Rayville. The players had a total of seven stolen bases during the matchup.
Winnsboro 11 - Bastrop 1
Bastrop would strike first against Winnsboro by scoring one in the third inning, but it only woke the giant up as the Ponytails put on a scoring clinic for the rest of the game.
Winnsboro would answer Bastrop’s sole point in the game by scoring two of their own in the third.
The Ponytails put up four points in the fourth and five points in the fifth to secure the win and punch their card to the state tournament.
Avaree McCain gave the Ponytails a complete game in the circle. McCain pitched five innings, struck out five, walked two and gave up only one hit.
The Ponytails totaled 13 hits against Bastrop with the opposing pitcher only walking two. Five Winnsboro players had a multiple hit game.
Jadyn Hutchinson had timely hits for the Ponytails. She had two hits and recorded three RBI.
Katie Carson, Emma Foster and Kerrigan Ezell had two hits and one RBI each for Winnsboro.
Leadoff batter and center fielder Aydenn McCain had a hit and a RBI against Bastrop.
Karley Ferrington had two hits in the matchup.
While third baseman Taye Erwin and first baseman Emory Hales had a hit each.