Warriorettes lose to Rhea 8-7
By Eli Rushing | May 14, 2019 11:16 am
Last Updated: May 14, 2019 at 11:32 am
With their season on the line, the Warriorettes took on the Lady Eagles of Rhea County and were narrowly defeated 8-7. It came down to the last at bat, but Rhea had just enough left in the tank for a walk off RBI single.
Caydra Parker put the team on her back, with five runs batted in, but it just wasn’t enough as the Warriorettes walked away from the district tournament with their final pair of losses for the season.
White County hopped out to a commanding lead in the second, scoring six runs and taking firm control of the early portion of the game. An error on Savannah Parker’s line drive brought in one run, while Sarah Parker’s groundout scored another.
Caydra Parker electrified Warriorette fans with a grand slam that wrapped up the inning, giving the girls a 6-0 lead. It looked as though the Warriorettes would hang for a solid victory but the Lady Eagles came storming back in the sixth. Four singles, an error, a walk, and a double piled up as the lead was cut to one.
Caydra Parker’s seventh inning home run (her second of the day) gave White County High School a 7-5 cushion, but it was not enough heading into the final at bats of the game.
Two RBI singles tied up the contest for Rhea, and they earned a walk-off win after one last single helped the winning run reach home. This crushing defeat holds even greater impact as the Warriorettes were one out away from victory before giving up the trio of runs that sealed their fate.
Addison Abell pitched five-and-one-third innings, allowing five runs on eight hits, while striking out three and walking five. Ashlynn Phillips tossed the remaining one-and-one-third innings, giving up three runs on four hits and four walks. Caydra Parker’s pair of home runs helped her lead her team in hits. The Warriorettes collected seven hits as a team.
The Warriorettes will lose two seniors to graduation: Regan Flatt and Kasey Scarlett.