WCHS softball picks up first district win of the season

by | April 12, 2018 7:47 am

Paige Parker picked up two wins for the Warriorettes this week. Parker threw a total of 12 innings in two days and gave up five hits, no runs, while striking out 15 hitters.

The White County softball team picked up their first district win of the season, on Tuesday night. The Warriorettes traveled to Stone Memorial, on Tuesday night, and pulled out the 2-0 win over the Lady Panthers. The Warriorettes also opened up their week, on Monday night, when they traveled to Carthage to take on Smith County. The Warriorettes would get off to a slow start to start the game, but their bats would come alive in the final two innings, as they would score seven runs in the last two innings to take the win 10-1.

On Tuesday night, the Warriorettes’ Paige Parker had all the right stuff for the Warriorettes, as she allowed only two hits and zero runs in the game. Parker would also strike out nine batters in the win.

The Warriorettes would have two chances in the game to pick up runs. In the second inning, the Warriorettes would get runners on second and third with nobody out. Dani Auberger would lead off the inning with a single, and then Macayla Rogan would double. However, Stone Memorial would work out of the inning without giving up a run.

In the top of the sixth inning, the Warriorettes would be down to the final out of the inning, and Ellie Savage would triple off the right-field fence to put a runner on third with two outs. Natalie Goodwin would be up next. Goodwin would foul the first two pitches of the at-bat off and would be in the hole 0-2. On the next pitch, Goodwin would take the pitch over the left centerfield fence for a two run home run to put the Warriorettes up 2-0.

Stone Memorial would get runners on second and third in the final two innings, but Parker would get a groundout in the bottom of the sixth inning and a strikeout to end the game and give the Warriorettes the win.

Savage, Goodwin, Auberger, and Rogan would finish with hits for the Warriorettes.

On Monday night, the Warriorettes struggled to get anything going until the final two innings of the game. The Warriorettes would lead 3-0 heading into the sixth inning. The Warriorettes would strike for three runs in the sixth inning and four runs in the top of the seventh to pick up the win.

In the sixth inning, Auberger would lead off the inning with a walk. She would then be standing on third base four pitches later, as she stole second base and third base. Rogan would then drive her in when she grounded out to shortstop to put the Warriorettes up 2-0. Then with two out, the Warriorettes would get their bats going again. Sarah Parker would single to get the rally going. Hannah Kate Sims would follow that up with a walk to put runners on first and second with two out. Savannah Jones would then double to left field, scoring both runs and putting the Warriorettes up 6-0.

Smith County would strike for their only run of the game in the bottom of the sixth inning with a home run to cut the lead to 6-1.

However, the Warriorettes would add to their lead in the top of the seventh inning to put the game away. Paige Parker would lead off the inning with a double. Auberger would then walk, and Rogan would get hit to load the bases with nobody out. Jessie Green would be up next for the Warriorettes. She would take the first pitch she saw and single up the middle scoring both Paige Parker and Auberger to put the Warriorettes up 8-1. Sims would then walk to load the bases again. Jones would then single, scoring Green to make it 9-1, and Savage would walk, scoring Sarah Parker and putting the Warriorettes up 10-1, and that would be the final, as Smith County would go down in order in the last inning.

Paige Parker would get the start for the Warriorettes. She would pitch the first five innings of the game for the Warriorettes. She would give up three hits, zero runs, and strike out six. Savage would pitch the final two innings for the Warriorettes. Savage would give up one hit, one run, and strike out one for the Warriorettes.

Paige Parker and Jones led the Warriorettes at the plate. They both finished the game with two hits. Green, Sarah Parker, and Sims also added a hit for the Warriorettes.

With the wins, the Warriorettes move to 13-5-2 on the season, and the Warriorettes’ district record moves to 1-2 on the season. The Warriorettes will take the rest of the week off but will return to action next week when they have three games in four days. On Monday, the Warriorettes will travel back to Crossville, but this time they take on Cumberland County High School, at 5 p.m. The Warriorettes will look to avenge an earlier loss this season. On Tuesday, the Warriorettes will finish off the first half of their district season, as they will travel to Evansville to take on Rhea County in a doubleheader. That game is scheduled for a 5 p.m. ET start. The Warriorettes will finish off their week when they host Warren County, at 5 p.m. The Warriorettes will look to avenge their loss to Warren County from earlier this season. The Warriorettes led in the game 6-2 until the bottom of the fifth inning when Warren County would score nine runs to take the lead for good.

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