Makenzie Pickens – 9th

Above Photo:  Freshman Mackenzie Pickens drove in two of Buford’s six runs against Habersham Central on Thursday afternoon.  Photo by Alicia Couch Payne

BUFORD — The Buford varsity softball team hosted fellow Region 8-AAAAAA opponent Habersham Central on Thursday afternoon at the Buford Softball Complex.  The Wolves were victorious over the Raiders with a 6-1 win.

On the mound for Buford was sophomore Olivia Duncan who pitched five innings allowing four hits, one run and a walk.  She struck out eight batters in her seventh win of the season.  Her overall season record improves to 7-1.  Freshman pitcher Emma Grace Williams would take over for Duncan in the sixth inning.

Senior Abbi Perkins drove in three of Buford’s six runs.  She was 3-for-4 with a two-run homer and a double earning three RBIs, as well as scoring a run. Freshman Mackenzie Pickens was also 3-for-4 against Habersham Central.  She hit a triple, drove in two runs earning her two RBIs and scored two runs for Buford.  Junior Taylor Malvin rounds out the top offensive players for Buford.  Malvin was 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI, two runs scored and a stolen base.

Buford’s overall season record improves to 23-4 and remains undefeated in their region with a 13-0 record.

The Wolves will travel to Walnut Grove for a non-region game on Monday, Oct. 5 at 6 p.m.

— Staff Reports


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