Junior Adriana Martinez hit a grand slam save for the Buford softball team after the Wolves fell behind Walnut Grove in a non-region game on Monday, Aug. 15 at Walnut Grove. The Wolves trailed 4-3 until the seventh inning when bases were loaded and Martinez hit a home run driving in four runs to beat the Warriors 7-4.

Martinez not only added the last points on the board for Buford (4-0), she kicked off the scoring as well in the first inning when she hit a two-run home run. Martinez would finish the game going 2-for-4 with two home runs, six RBIs and scoring two runs. The grand slam in the seventh inning was Martinez’s first-ever high school career grand slam.

Fellow junior Mackenzie Pickens also had a good game offensively for Buford going 2-for-2 with one RBI and scoring two runs.

Senior pitcher Olivia Duncan (2-0) recorded the win for Buford, pitching seven innings, giving up four runs on five hits, striking out 11 (ties two other games for the most strikeouts in her career) and allowing no walks.

Defensively, the Wolves did not commit a single error in the field.

Buford improves to 4-0 on the season and will next play at home at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, against Cambridge and at 2 p.m. against Woodland. Both are non-region opponents.

FEATURED PHOTO:¬†Buford’s Adriana Martinez hit a grand slam in the seventh inning to secure a win over Walnut Grove on Monday, Aug. 15. Special photo.

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