Softball: WHS comes up short despite historic shot

Westwood’s Krista Beaudry sends the first softball home-field home run in school history over the left-field fence in Tuesday’s game against Camden.

History was made during Tuesday night’s Westwood High School softball game. Prior to Tuesday’s contest with the Lady Bulldogs of Camden, no Westwood softball player had hit a home run at the Westwood softball field. Krista Beaudry changed all that when she smacked the ball to left field, clear over the head of left fielder Madison Flowers and out of the park for the school’s first homer on their home field.

Yet, in spite of the Redhawk history, Camden defeated Westwood 24-6, due largely to two huge innings for the Lady Bulldogs. In the first, Westwood held the Lady Bulldogs to only two runs. But for Beaudry’s homer, the second inning was all Camden. The Bulldogs showed their teeth as they scored no less than 10 runs, giving them a 13-1 lead.

In the fourth, the pendulum began to swing the other way. A single and a wild pitch got Madison Anderson and Charity Corley on base for the ‘Hawks. A walk by Shontera Boyd loaded the bases, and a single by Boulware drove in Anderson and Boyd. A sacrifice fly by Samantha Hall made it a five-run inning for the Redhawks.

The fifth inning was a disaster for Westwood, as Camden scored 11 runs, with every player on the roster scoring at least once. Westwood would end the game with three-up, three-down in the bottom of the fifth.