WCHS Warriorettes crush Cumberland County on Thursday
By Eli Rushing | April 29, 2019 2:04 pm
The White County High School Warriorettes built on positive momentum as they steamrolled the Lady Jets of Cumberland County by the score of 18-0.
Starter Addison Abell had all the right stuff for her team, on April 25, allowing just one hit in a dominant road performance. The blowout victory began in the first where Sarah Parker’s RBI single kicked off the scoring for the girls and was followed by another run as Ashlynn Phillips stole home before the end of the inning.
White County built onto its 2-0 lead in the third with the help of a solo home run by Phillips and a bases-loaded walk by Gianna Redden.
Leading 4-0, the Warriorettes took advantage of frazzled pitching from Cumberland County. Frenzied scoring ensued in the fourth with the Warriorettes adding seven runs to their already substantial advantage. The scoring started when Parker walked with the bases loaded, and Madison Houghton did the same. Despite facing two outs, the girls continued to score, with Redden taking a pitch to the thigh for another run and an Abell single, scoring two.
Caydra Parker closed out the inning with a triple that she drove far into the depths of right field. Another pair of runs were brought safely home with the hit but Caydra Parker got greedy and was thrown out while attempting an inside-the-park home run. With an 11-point advantage, victory was almost certain for White County, but they were not done racking up their advantage.
Sarah Parker earned an RBI for her sacrifice fly in the fifth, and, during the very next at bat, Savannah Jones made it back home after a chaotic pitch got away from the catcher. An error on a Redden ground ball helped to cushion the lead, while Caydra Parker was hit by a pitch, and another runner reached home.
The inning finally came to a close, but not before Jensine Lane’s groundout to third was bobbled, allowing two runs to score, and another bases loaded walk gave the girls an 18-0 lead. With such a massive lead, the game was called, and the Warriorettes were declared the winner.
Abell pitched all five innings played and struck out 12 batters, while conceding a lone hit and a walk. The freshman, who struggled in her last few outings, pitched her best game of the season, on the road, and did not appear to tire over her 83 pitches.
Abell, Caydra Parker, Sarah Parker, and Phillips each collected multi-hit games, with the red hot offense earning 12 total hits.
The girls appear to be playing some of their best ball heading into district tournament time. They will face Sequatchie County, at 5 p.m., April 29, with the tournament beginning on the third of May.