Softball splits pair of non-district games
By Sparta Live | April 29, 2013 12:00 am
As the Warriorette softball team heads into the final week of their regular season, they are coming off a split of a pair of non-district games that ended last week.
WCHS went on the road Thursday and got their eighth win of the season when they defeated Monterey 12-4. Back at home on Friday, they were not able to continue that momentum and fell to Livingston Academy 7-3.
The Warriorettes head into the final week of the season at 8-23 overall. They wrap up the regular season by hosting Cookeville Monday at 5 p.m.
Kelsey Roberts was the pitcher of record for both games to end last week. She picked up the win over Monterey working all seven innings. She allowed four runs on six hits while striking out seven, walked four and hitting two batters.
The Warriorette offense had one of their most productive hitting games of the season racking up 14 hits. Baylee Bain, Madison Gray, Kaitlyn Heath, Kelsey Roberts and Erica Smiley all had two hits each. Alyssa Flatt, Ally Copeland, Madison Gardenhire and Shana Simmons each had one hit.
WCHS managed one run in the top of the second. Flatt led off with a single. Roberts and Smiley followed with base hits. Flatt scored on a fly ball by Madison Gardenhire.
Monterey actually took a brief lead with two runs in the bottom of the second. A batter who walked and one that was hit by a pitch scored on a double.
The Warriorettes broke the game open with a six-run third inning. Bain and Gray both singled to lead things off and both would later score. Heath, Flatt and Roberts all reached on consecutive errors and would come around to score. Smiley singled in a run and she was later score on a Copeland RBI single.
WCHS increased their advantage to 11-2 with four runs in the fourth. Bain again led off the inning and reached on a bunt single. She scored on a Heath double. Heath scored when Flatt reached on an error. Roberts also reached on an error that scored Flatt. Gardenhire singled driving in Roberts.
The Warriorettes would add one more run in the sixth. Heath led off with a double and scored on a Roberts single.
Monterey scored their other two runs in the bottom of the sixth.
Back at home on Friday for senior night, WCHS was defeated by the visiting Lady Wildcats.
Before the game, the Warriorettes honored their lone senior, Sydney Taylor.
Livingston took the early led with a run in the top of the second and then added four runs off two hits in the top of the third.
The Warriorettes made the score 5-1 with a run in the bottom of the third. Savannah Bolin walked and scored on an error.
Livingston got that run back in the top of the fourth with a double and an RBI single.
WCHS scored two runs in the bottom of the fifth making the score 6-3. Kaitlyn Heath and Alyssa Flatt recorded back-to-back two-out singles and would both score on back-to-back singles by Roberts and Erica Smiley.
Livingston put an insurance run on in the seventh. Roberts hit the first batter. She would come around to score. WCHS got a lead off single from Heath, but she was left stranded on three straight outs.
Heath and Roberts led WCHS at the plate going two for four. Also adding hits were Flatt, Smiley and Bolin.
Madison Gardenhire got the start and walked the first two batters she faced. Roberts then came on and pitched the rest of the game. She worked seven innings allowing seven runs on seven hits. She struck out two, walked two and hit two batters.
The District 6AAA tournament is slated to begin next weekend and right now the top spot is still up for grabs. Coffee County has finished their district slate and stands at 6-2. Cookeville is 5-1 with league games remaining against the Warriorettes and Warren County, who is 4-3. Cumberland County is 3-5 and WCHS is 0-7.