WCMS Warriorettes finish season going 2-2 in CTC Conference

Posted By | May 4, 2017 9:01 am

This past weekend, the White County Middles School Warriorettes played in the CTC conference tournament. The Warriorettes won their first game of the tournament, on April 28, winning 1-0 over Harris Middle School. The Warriorettes would lose, on April 29, to North Franklin 6-0 to put them in the loser’s bracket. Their first opponent was Tullahoma Middle School, who the Warriorettes defeated 12-4. The Warriorettes would then have to face off against their first-round opponents, Harris Middle School. The Warriorettes would fall in that game by a final score 3-2, ending their season.

In the first game of the tournament, Ashlynn Phillips got the start in the circle, and she was on top of her game. Phillips didn’t allow a single run and only gave up two hits, helping the Warriorettes defeat Harris Middle School 1-0.

Neither team could get much going offensively until the top of the fifth when the Warriorettes got the only run of the game. Phillips got things going with a single down the third baseline. She would advance all the way to third on an error by the third baseman. Addison Abell would then single on a fly ball to right field, scoring Phillips and giving the Warriorettes the 1-0 lead.

Harris Middle School would get a single in the bottom of the fifth, but that’s all the offense they could muster, as Phillips struck out a Harris hitter to end the game.

Phillips earned the win for the Warriorettes. She went five innings allowing zero runs, two hits, and struck out nine.

Phillips, Sarah Parker, Hannah Kate Sims, and Abell each collected a hit to lead the Warriorettes.

In the second round of the tournament, the Warriorettes fell behind early and couldn’t come back in a 6-0 loss to North Franklin.

North Franklin captured the lead in the first inning, scoring two runs to take an early 2-0 lead. They would get a run in the third inning and three more runs in the fourth inning and win by a final score of 6-0.

Ellie Savage took the loss for the Warriorettes. She went four innings, giving up five hits, six runs (five earned), five strikeouts, and three walks.

Emily Lemonds, Lindi Smith, and Sarah Parker each had a hit to lead the Warriorettes.

Facing the elimination in their second game, on April 29, the Warriorettes’ bats got hot when they scored 12 runs on 11 hits to win by a final score of 12-4.

The Warriorettes jumped out to an early lead over Tullahoma. Tullahoma score one run in the top of the first inning to take a 1-0 lead, but the Warriorettes would answer back scoring three runs in the bottom of the first to take a 3-1 lead.

The Warriorettes had their big inning in the bottom of the second inning, scoring six runs to take a 9-1 lead. The Warriorettes’ big inning was driven by a groundout by Smith that scored a run, a single by Savannah Jones, an error, a double by Phillips, a single by Abell, and a single by Sims.

Tullahoma would score three runs in the top of the third inning, but the Warriorettes would answer with three of their own. Jones would double, driving in one run, Savage would hit a sacrifice fly to drive in a run, and Phillips would ground out, scoring a run. The Warriorettes would lead 12-4 after three innings of play and go on and win 12-4.

Phillips earned the win for the Warriorettes. She pitched five innings, surrendering four runs, five hits, and striking out six.

The Warriorettes were led by Sims, Jones, and Parker at the plate, as they each collected multiple hits. Philips and Jones each drove in two runs to lead the Warriorettes.

In their final game of the season, the Warriorettes watched the game slip away early and couldn’t recover in a 3-2 loss to Harris Middle School, on April 29.

Harris Middle School took the lead in the first inning, scoring one run. They would get two more runs in the second inning to take a 3-0 lead.

The Warriorettes would try to make a comeback in the top of the fourth inning, scoring two runs to cut the Harris Middle School lead to 3-2. Savage hit an inside-the-park home run to give the Warriorettes their first run of the game. Abell would then walk with two outs to put a runner on first. Gianna Redden would then come up and double on a line drive to left field, scoring Abell’s courtesy runner, Maddison Correa, to cut the Harris Middle School lead 3-2, but that’s all the damage the Warriorettes could do, falling to Harris 3-2.

Savage took the loss for the Warriorettes. She threw four innings, surrendering three runs, four hits, striking out eight, and walking one.

Savage, Redden, and Ashlyn Jenkins all had one hit to lead the Warriorettes.

The Warriorettes finished their season with a 6-10 record and finished in fourth place in the CTC Tournament.

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