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Wolves split 2 games on day 2 in Columbus

By Tony Wolfe 10/25/2019, 11:15pm EDT

Wolves advance to Final 4

The Wolves let game 1 of the day slip away, as Jones County hit a 6th inning grand slam to take a 5-3 win over our Wolves.  Ansleigh Hollifield was the tough luck loser, allowing only 2 earned runs on 2 hits, and striking out 11.  Emmy Hall and Abbi Perkins had RBI hits to lead the Wolves, who managed only 3 hits.  

In game 2, the Wolves defeated Carrolton 2-0 in the losers bracket, behind Ansleigh Hollifield's 2 hit shutout.  Emma Castorri's squeeze bunt scored the Wolves first run (Taylor Malvin's double started the inning) and Abbi Perkins drove home another with a single.  

The Wolves are now in the Final 4 for the 15th consecutive year, and the 16th time in 18 fastpitch seasons.  Buford will have a rematch with Harris County Saturday morning at 10 am.  Buford defeated Harris 1-0 in game 1 on Thursday.

Wolves stop Harris County 1-0 in Columbus

By Tony Wolfe 10/25/2019, 8:00am EDT

Columbus Elite 8

https://www.gwinnettprepsports.com/sports/ashleigh-hollifield-pitches-buford-into-aaaaa-state-softball-winner-s/article_495ec436-ef91-5587-bf88-41c765c30b38.html

Wolves sweep Ola to advance to the Elite 8 in Columbus

By Tony Wolfe 10/16/2019, 11:30pm EDT

Wolves advance for 15th consecutive year to Columbus

Ansleigh Hollifield fired a 7 inning perfect game in game 1, with 16 K's and a home run to lead the Wolves to a 5-0 win in game 1 of their doubleheader with Ola.  In game 2, Hollifield struck out 6 in 3.1 innings, and hit 2 more home runs to lead the Wolves to a 11-0, 5 inning victory and send the Wolves to the Elite 8 in Columbus next week.  Hollifield pitched 10.1 innings, struck out 22, and allowed just 2 hits on the day, while going 6-6 with 3 home runs and 1 double. 

Anabel Adams went 4-6 with 2 home runs and 6 RBIs.  Abbi Perkins went 3-6 with 2 doubles, 1 RBI and 1 stolen base.

The Wolves (22-9)  have won 11 straight and are advancing to Columbus and the Elite 8 for the 15th consecutive year.  

Gainesville Times story:  https://www.gainesvilletimes.com/sports/scoreboard/high-school-softball-buford-reaches-15th-straight-state-tournament-behind-ansleigh-hollifields-perfect-game/