ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Macie Crutchfield

Macie Crutchfield  |  Southwestern Randolph, softball

Crutchfield began her career by pitching a shutout and she added to that list of early accomplishments later in the week.

Crutchfield, a freshman, threw a one-hitter with five strikeouts and one walk when the Cougars blanked host Oak Grove 3-0 in their first game of the season. Later in the week, she struck out 15 batters in a 7-0 defeat of visiting Central Davidson.

Crutchfield gave up five hits and three walks in her second outing in the circle. On offense in that game, Maddie Varner and Madeline Smith both drove in two runs and Molly Strider notched two doubles.

In between the shutouts, the Cougars dropped a 6-1 decision at state power North Davidson during a busy opening week of the season in non-conference action.

By Randolph Record