WHITNEY – The American flag atop the flag pole behind the center field wall was blowing straight in.
But Sophie Wideman still crushed a ball over the left field wall to score two for Midway in the bottom of the second.
An inning before, Wideman recorded an off-the-wall double for an RBI.
The junior catcher finished with four hits and five RBIs as Midway topped Cedar Hill 13-3 and 12-2 Friday night in Whitney in the bi-district playoffs to advance to area.
Midway jumped out to a 7-0 lead after the first two innings of the first contest, with five of those runs coming in the first frame.
Camryn Collier hit a double to left field to score two of those runs.
Midway added two runs each in the third, fourth and sixth for the run rule victory in six innings.
Cedar Hill got on the board in the third off an RBI triple by Marisa Arriaga and added two more in the fifth off a single by Annie Flory.
Jazmine Gandorf pitched 4 1/3 innings and allowed three runs off four hits.
Collier took over in the circle for Midway the rest of the first game.
She struck out three of the next six batters she faced.
While Collier pitched the second game for Midway, no one stayed in the circle longer than Cedar Hill’s Alexandria Horton.
She pitched every inning of both games.
Cedar Hill jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the second contest as the first two Lady Longhorns of the game were walked to reach base.
Cedar Hill had eight bat in the first inning before the Midway defense locked things down.
Offensively, the Pantherettes put their first run on the board in the third inning until Kadyn Trochim and Haley Moore crossed the plate.
Midway took a two-run lead in the fourth as Gendorf and McCullen scored.
The Pantherettes went up by four the following inning.
Midway added six more runs in the seventh.
The Pantherettes advance to face Plano in the area round.