Warriorettes live to play another day
By Eli Rushing | May 7, 2019 5:54 am
The Warriorette softball team will keep on marching through the postseason following a blowout victory of Stone Memorial in five innings. The play-in game of the district tournament was won 10-0 by the girls who got the best of Stone for the third and final time this season.
The offense got off to a speedy start with two runs in the first. These were fueled by Madison Haughton who grounded into a fielder’s choice, helping one run reach home and by Savannah Jones’ pop fly single to center. With a 2-0 lead, the Warriorettes continued to surge in the second. Poor play in the outfield resulted in an error on a Gianna Redden ground ball and was enough to bring Ellie Savage home who doubled on the previous at bat. Runs continued to pile up in the fourth with Caydra Parker blasting a home run into center field and Houghton adding another RBI to her total with a double. Lordis Northern closed out the inning as her score on a passed ball gave the Warriorettes a 6-0 advantage.
The three runs scored in the fourth were heartbreaking for Stone who needed only one out to close out the inning but could not obtain it until after the scoring subsided. The deal was sealed by White County in the fifth who scored four more runs and enacted the mercy rule. Redden scored on a passed ball and was followed by a walk from Ashlynn Phillips that loaded the bases. Natalie Goodwin saw a chance to end the game when she headed to the plate and took it, clearing the bases with her three RBI single that gave White County a 10-0 advantage and the win.
Addison Abell pitched all five innings of the Warriorettes’ victory and tossed eight strikeouts, allowing one hit. Of the girls’ 10 total hits, they were led by Goodwin and Haughton who each went two for three in their appearances at the plate.
With their season still alive, WCHS will take on the Lady Cavs of Cookeville soon in the district tournament.