WCHS softball picks up split
By Andy Southard | April 5, 2018 12:48 pm
The White County High School softball team picked up a split to start their busy week of softball.
After picking up a 15-0 win over Monterey, on Monday night, the Warriorettes would fall to Warren County 13-6 in their first District 6AAA game of the season, on Tuesday night.
On Monday night, the Warriorettes were able to get in the win column when they played host to Monterey for a non-district match-up. Ellie Savage pitched WCHS to the 15-0 win.
Savage threw three innings, giving up two hits, no runs, and struck out eight Monterey hitters.
The big offensive inning for the Warriorettes was the third inning when they plated 11 of their 15 runs. Jessie Green walked to lead off the inning. She would score on the next pitch when Sarah Parker would double off the fence to push the Warriorettes’ lead to 5-0. Hannah Kate Sims would then get hit by a pitch to put runners on first and second with nobody out. Savannah Jones would come up next for the Warriorettes. She would double to centerfield scoring both Parker and Sims to push the Warriorettes lead to 7-0. Savage would then walk. Natalie Goodwin would follow that up with a double to score both Jones and Savage to make it 9-0. Goodwin would score on the next pitch when Paige Parker tripled to make it 10-0. Dani Auberger would come up next and reach on an error but would score Paige Parker to make it 11-0. Macayla Rogan would then walk, and Green would single to load the bases for the Warriorettes. Sarah Parker would come up next for the Warriorettes, and she would reach on an error by the second baseman that would score Jensen Lane, who came in to run for Auberger, to put the Warriorettes up 12-0. Simms would come up next for the Warriorettes. She would ground out but would pick up an RBI, scoring Rogan on the groundout. Jones would come up next for the Warriorettes. Jones would double scoring two players to push the lead to 15-0, and the game would be called due to the mercy rule.
Jones would lead the Warriorettes at the plate finish with two hits and four runs batted in. Goodwin, Paige Parker, Auberger, Rogan, Green, Sarah Parker, and Sims would all finish with hits for the Warriorettes.
On Tuesday night, the Warriorettes would open up District 6AAA play against Warren County.
Of the 13 runs the Lady Pioneers put on the board in the game, only five of them were earned as WCHS committed seven errors in the contest. Paige Parker pitched all six innings, giving up nine hits in the contest. The Warriorettes also had nine hits in the game, but five of those nine hits came in the first inning.
The Warriorettes did most of the damage in the first inning, scoring five runs to lead off the game. Savage would get the inning going with a single to lead off the game. Goodwin would advance her to second with a bunt to put Savage on second with one out. Paige Parker would come up next for the Warriorettes. She would single to put runners on the corners with one out. Paige Parker would then steal second base on the first pitch of the next at-bat to put runners on second and third with one out. Auberger would come up next for the Warriorettes, and she would double to centerfield scoring both Paige Parker and Savage to give the Warriorettes the early 2-0 lead. Rogan would then single scoring Auberger and giving the Warriorettes the early 3-0 lead. Green would then bunt to a runner on second base with two out. Sarah Parker would come up next for the Warriorettes. Sarah Parker would take a 0-2 pitch over the centerfield fence for her second homerun of the season and push the Warriorettes lead to 5-0.
The Warriorettes’ only other run would come in the third inning. Green would get a one-out single for the Warriorettes. She would come around to score when Sarah Parker would double to centerfield to put the Warriorettes up 6-1, but that’s the last time the Warriorettes would score.
Warren County offense would start off the game slow only scoring a single run in the first and a single run in the fourth to cut the Warriorettes’ lead to 6-2 but would come alive in the fifth inning when they would score nine runs to take an 11-6 lead. They would add two more runs in the sixth inning to push their lead to 13-6, and that would be the final.
The Warriorettes’ offense would be lead by Paige Parker and Sarah Parker who both would finish the game with two hits apiece. Savage, Goodwin, Auberger, Rogan, and Green would each finish with a hit for the Warriorettes.
With the split, the Warriorettes move to 11-4-2 on the season and 0-1 in District 6AAA play. The Warriorettes will return to action, on Thursday, when they play host to Cookeville. The Warriorettes will look to pick up their first district win of the season. The Warriorettes and Cookeville will get things going at 5 p.m. The Warriorettes will then close out their week with a non-district game, on Friday, when they travel to Upperman High School. That game is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m.