WCHS softball picks up split
by Sparta Live | March 31, 2008 12:00 am
The White County High School softball team took on a pair of teams from neighboring Putnam County as last week ended and came away with a split in the series.
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On Thursday, the Warriorettes traveled to Monterey and suffered another one run heartbreaker losing 1-0 on a sixth inning run. The Warriorettes got back on the winning side of things as they rolled to the 11-2 win at home over Upperman on Friday.
Thursday’s game was a pitcher’s duel. Miya Teeples pitched all six innings for WCHS scattering five hits while striking out six and walking one. The Warriorettes picked up six hits on the day and left seven runners stranded. Monterey left four runners stranded in the contest.
WCHS threatened in the top of the first with Brittany Gragg and Teeples recording singles, but both were left stranded. Teeples retired the Monterey side in order in the bottom of the first.
Raven Pope singled for the Warriorettes with two outs in the second, but was left stranded. Monterey had two base runners in the bottom of the frame. The lead off batter walked but was erased on a double play began by WCHS shortstop, Markie Voyles. The next batter doubled, but was left stranded when Teeples struck out the ensuing batter.
Each team left two runners stranded in the third inning. The Warriors got a two-out single by Gragg and then Teeples walked, but a ground ball ended that threat. Teeples struck out the first two batters in the bottom half of the inning, but the next two batters singled. A fly ball ended that inning.
The Warriorettes went down in order in each of the fourth and fifth innings. Monterey’s lead off batter singled in the bottom of the fourth for the only base runner they would have in either inning.
In the sixth, the Warriorettes left two runners stranded. Monterey scored what proved to be the winning run in the bottom of the frame. The lead off batter reached on an error, but was erased on a fielder’s choice. A double to centerfield scored the run.
The Warriorettes went down in order in the top of the seventh ending the game with the 1-0 loss.
The Warriorettes bounced back for the 11-2 win Friday. Neither team scored in the first two innings, but WCHS broke things open in the bottom of the third. Crystal Holland led the bottom of the inning off with a single and went to second on a passed ball. Amanda Mitchell took a walk and Markie Voyles recorded a bunt single loading the bases. A fly ball to centerfield by Ashley Brock plated Holland. A double by Brittany Gragg scored Mitchell. Voyles came home on a Teeples’ sacrifice bunt. Tosha Stoglin drove in Gragg with a double putting WCHS on top 4-0.
Upperman put two runners on the top of the fourth via a single and error, but a strikeout ended that threat. WCHS equaled their run total from the previous inning in the bottom of the fourth. Hannah Roberts led the frame off with a single to left field. Crystal Holland laid down a bunt and not only moved the runner, but reached first on an error. Roberts and Holland both scored on the play. Mitchell took a walk, but was thrown out attempting a steal. Brock recorded a two-out double. Gragg joined her on base by taking a walk. A single to right field by Teeples scored the next two runs as WCHS upped their lead to 8-0.
Warriorette coach, Rebecca Beaty, gave several reserves a chance to get into the action from there. Stephanie Guth took over the pitching duties. She worked three innings allowing two runs on five hits. She walked three and struck out three. Teeples ended her day with four innings of work allowing no runs on three hits. She struck out five and walked two.
Upperman plated their two runs in the top of the sixth. After a fly ball put an out on the board, the next batter walked. A pair of singles loaded the bases. After a fly ball, two more singles drove in the two runs.
The Warriorettes scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth, which was their final at bat. Jasmine Newport took a walk to start the inning. After a strikeout, Mary Swearengen singled. A double by Kelly Price drove in Newport. Guth’s sacrifice scored Swearengen. A Kasey Miller double scored Price.
Guth allowed just one base runner in the top of the seventh on walk. She struck out two batters in the inning as WCHS finished with the 11-2 win.
The Warriorettes had 11 hits in the game led by Tosha Stoglin, who had two base hits.
WCHS, who is now 3-7 overall, travels to DeKalb County today for a double header. They will end the week with a pair of district games. They host Cookeville Thursday and travel to Riverdale Friday.