Buford High School softball players’ successes on the field propelled the Wolves to a 7-0 shutout against Apalachee High School on Wednesday, Aug. 16. This marks the team’s fourth shutout in just five games in the 2023 season.
Senior Mackenzie Pickens set a new school record by blasting her 33rd career home run, her fifth home run in the 2023 season. The school record was previously held by Samantha Thomas, a Class of 2017 graduate. Mackenzie Pickens also led her team with three RBIs during Wednesday’s game.
Sophomore Caroline Stanton threw her first career no-hitter against Apalachee. On the mound for the Wolves, Stanton pitched 11 strikeouts and allowed one walk in seven innings of ball.
Standout playmakers for the Wolves
Buford will play South Forsyth at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, at the Buford Softball Complex.
FEATURED PHOTO: Buford High School senior Mackenzie Pickens set a new school record during a game against Apalachee on Aug. 16, 2023, at the Buford Softball Complex. Pickens hit her 33rd career home run breaking a record held by Samantha Thomas, Class of 2017. Photo by Jody Jenkins.