WCHS Warriorettes split a pair of district games to finish week

by | April 17, 2017 6:59 am

Paige Parker Drives the ball in the first inning of the April 11 win vs. Stone Memorial. (Photo by ANDY SOUTHARD)

The White County High School, Warriorettes’ softball team split a pair of home district games last week. The Warriorettes came away with an 11-0 win on April 11 when they took on Stone Memorial. On April 13, the Warriorettes couldn’t come away with a victory, falling to Warren County 7-3 in a back-and-forth affair.

On April 11, Maggie Savage didn’t allow a single run, as the Warriorettes defeated Stone Memorial 11-0. Savage allowed just two hits in the game.

After getting Stone Memorial to go down in order in the top of the first inning, the Warriorettes jumped out to an early 3-0 lead on the Lady Panthers. Paige Parker got things going for the Warriorettes as she double to center field. Parker would then advance to third on a wild pitch in Deandra Luna’s at-bat. Luna would later walk in the at-bat. Parker would then score on a wild pitch in Megan Anderson’s at-bat to give the Warriorettes the early 1-0 lead. Anderson would then hit a double to right scoring Luna and giving the Warriorettes the 2-0 lead. Savage would then come up and double up the middle scoring Anderson to give the Warriorettes the early 3-0 lead.

That would be all the run support Savage would need, as she would only allow a single base runner in the second inning and the fourth inning.

The Warriorettes’ bats would stay hot as they would score three more runs in the second inning and then five more runs in the fifth inning.

Luna would finish the game in the fifth inning when she took the first pitch from Stone Memorial and drove it over the centerfield fence for a three-run homer to give the Warriorettes the 11-0 five-inning victory.

Savage earned the win for the Warriorettes. She pitched five innings, allowing zero runs, two hits, striking out eight and walking zero.

The Warriorettes collect 10 hits in the contest. Megan Wilson and Macayla Rogan each managed two hits to lead the Warriorettes.

On April 13, the Warriorettes and Lady Pioneers were locked in a tight game, but Warren County pulled out the 7-3 victory. The Warriorettes led Warren County 3-2 heading into the fifth inning, but Warren County got two runs to take the lead for good.

After shutting the Lady Pioneers down in order in the first inning, the Warriorettes took the early 1-0 lead. Luna got things going when she hit a double to right field with one out. Anderson would then come up and hit a double to right field to score Luna and give the Warriorettes the early 1-0 lead.

Warren County would take the lead in the top of the third inning when they scored two runs to take a 2-1 lead.

The Warriorettes would tie things up at two in the bottom of the third. Parker led off the inning with a triple down the third base line. She would then score when Anderson grounded out to second base to make the score 2-2.

In the bottom of the fourth inning, the Warriorettes would take the lead. Savage would walk to lead off the inning. Rogan would then come up and ground out to shortstop advancing Savage’s courtesy runner Kyra Mifflin to second base. Mifflin would then advance to third on a wild pitch during Gracie Villard’s at-bat. Villard would then ground first base but score Mifflin to give the Warriorettes the 3-2 lead.

That lead was short lived, however, as Warren County would score two runs in the top of the fifth inning and three more runs in the sixth inning to secure the 7-3 win.

Savage took the loss for the Warriorettes. She pitched seven innings, giving up seven runs (four earned), 12 hits, and striking out seven.

Wilson, Luna, Anderson, Parker, and Savage each collect a hit to lead the Warriorettes.

The Warriorettes move to 8-5-1 on the season. The Warriorettes are scheduled to travel to Baxter, on April 17, to take on Upperman High School. They will then travel to Cumberland County, on April 18, and close out their week, on April 20, when they take on Cookeville at home.

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