Wake Forest and Millbrook feature green softball teams that have started the spring strongly considering the amount of inexperience forced to replace a pair of strong senior classes.
Naturally, young teams make mistakes at some point, and it was Millbrook errors that Wake Forest capitalized on to break a tie for second place with the Wildcats in the Cap-8 Conference standings.
The Cougars turned an error and a misplayed ball into six-run third inning for a 7-5 victory Monday afternoon at Millbrook’s field.
“In our conference we have to show up every game like it’s the conference championship,” Wake Forest coach Brittany Owens said. “We have a lot of new faces, but we had a lot of sophomores that got some playing time last years.”
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The Cougars’ six-run third inning included a two-run double by sophomore Amber Saunders and a two-run home run by junior Summer Harvey.
Wake Forest (6-4, 4-1) remained one game behind No. 12-ranked Heritage (10-1, 5-0), while Millbrook (4-6, 3-2) fell two games back.