Buford played a doubleheader Saturday, Aug. 20, against Cambridge and Woodland at home. The Wolves would defeat Cambridge 5-4 and Woodland 12-0.
In the first game against Cambridge, it was a battle until the end as both teams were tied 4-4 going into the bottom of the seventh inning. Caroline Stanton would hit a sacrifice fly that drove in the winning run for Buford (5-0).
Senior pitcher Olivia Duncan (3-0) was on the mound for the Wolves, where she went seven innings giving up four runs on six hits, striking out eight and not walking a single opponent.
Adriana Martinez led the Buford offense going 2-for-3 and scoring one run. The Wolves were able to steal seven bases during the Cambridge game, two of which came from Tavye Borders.
In game two, Emma Grace Williams (2-0) would pitch the shut out against Woodland. Williams pitched three innings, giving up just one hit and no runs while striking out five and walking no opponents. Addison Rackley took over from Williams in the fourth inning pitching one inning in relief.
Offensively, Buford would score one run in the first inning but really let loose in the second, scoring an impressive nine runs. The Wolves would add two more runs in the bottom of the third inning to put them up 12-0 over the Wildcats. Woodland wasn’t able to score in the top of the fourth, so the game was called due to the run rule and sealed Buford’s win.
Standouts for Buford’s offense against Woodland were Martinez (2-for-2, double, one RBI, one run scored), Duncan (1-for-2, home run, three RBIs, one run scored), Stanton (2-for-2, home run, two RBIs, two runs scored) and Madison Pickens (1-for-2, an RBI, two runs scored).
Borders would once again steal two bases as the Wolves had six total stolen bases in game two.
Up next for Buford is its Region 8-AAAAAAA schedule opener at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, at Mountain View.
The Buford varsity volleyball team played in the All-City Tournament at South Forsyth High School on Saturday. The Wolves were 3-1 in the tournament.
Buford defeated Walker and Lambert 2-0 while besting Pope 2-1. Their loss came from Alpharetta 2-1.
Leading Buford in kills for the tournament was Ashley Sturzoiu, who had a total of 42. Other big contributors for the Wolves were Clara Briley (28 kills), Sydney Austin (27 kills and 10 blocks), Polly Cummings (107 assists and seven kills) and Alexa Flowers (45 digs).
Up next for the Wolves will be two away matches against Hebron Christian Academy and Notre Dame Academy on Tuesday, Aug. 23.