Two games, two wins.
The Destin Marlins posted their second victory Wednesday afternoon with a 16-6 win over the visiting Meigs Wildcats in middle school softball action.
“We had a lot of hits today,” said Destin Coach Brittany Cahoon.
Topping all batters was Destin eighth grader Samantha Sherer, who hit the cycle with a home run, triple, double and a single for three RBIs. Her home run blast came in the fourth inning, clearing the left field fence.
Other top hitters for the Destin Marlins were Elaina Perkins with two singles and a double, along with Ashlyn Priest with two singles for two RBIs.
“They did good today … I’m definitely seeing improvement,” Cahoon said.
This was the Marlins second game this week. On Monday, they whipped the Pryor Pirates 16-1.
“I think our defense got tested today,” she said. “We weren’t perfect, we made errors but we picked back and continued on and didn’t let it get to us.”
In the first inning, Meigs put two runs on the board in the top of the first. Destin answered with five in the bottom half.
In the second, Destin picked up three more runs for an 8-2 game.
In the top of the third, the Wildcats scored one run. However, the Marlins came right back with four runs for a 12-3 advantage.
In the bottom of the fourth, Sherer slapped a home run over the left field fence that bounced off a tent set up by the track team. Sherer’s homer was the only run of the inning.
In the top of the fifth, Meigs put together a couple of hits and scored three.
Destin answered with three in the bottom of the sixth to finish off the game, 16-6.
Sixth grader Ava Smith went the distance in the pitching circle for the Marlins. She struck out 14, walked three and gave up five hits.
Up next for Destin is a 4 p.m. game at home on Monday against the Shoal River Mustangs.