White County Middle School softball is swept by Coffee County
By Andy Southard | March 5, 2018 7:54 am
The White County Middle School softball team opened their season this past week against Coffee County Middle School. The Warriorettes struggled, on Monday night, falling to the Lady Raiders 13-3. The Warriorettes would come to the ballpark with a new life, on Tuesday night, but would fall short, losing 3-2 to the Lady Raiders.
On Monday night, the Warriorettes fell behind early and couldn’t come back in the loss. Coffee County jumped out to an early 5-0 lead on the Warriorettes by the end of the first inning.
Neither team got anything going, but in the third inning, the Warriorettes would strike for two runs. Ashlyn Rohlander got the inning going with a walk. Taylor Roberts would then come up and single up the middle to put runners on first and second. With two outs in the inning, Addison Abell would come up and double to centerfield, scoring both runs, to cut the lead to 5-2. However, Coffee County would strike for five more runs in the bottom half of the inning to take a commanding 10-2 lead.
Coffee County would strike for three more runs in the fourth inning to push their lead to 13-2. The Warriorettes would load the bases in the top of the fifth inning but could only get one run across, and the game would be called with the Warriorettes losing 13-3 in five innings.
Rohlander, Roberts, and Abby Finan would lead the Warriorettes at the plate with two hits apiece.
Abell took the loss for the Warriorettes going four innings, giving up six hits and two earned runs. She also had seven strikeouts.
On Tuesday night, both teams were strong on the mound, but Coffee County was just a little bit stronger at the plate in the win. Ashlynn Phillips got the start in the circle for the Warriorettes. She went five innings, giving up six hits and three unearned runs. She also had four strikeouts and no walks.
Neither team would get much going until the top of the third inning when Coffee County struck for a run to take the early 1-0 advantage. Coffee County would push their lead to 3-0 in the top of the fifth getting two runs on three hits in the inning.
The Warriorettes would answer with two runs in the bottom of the inning when Rohlander and Bailey Kelsey would both score to cut the lead to 3-2, but Coffee County would get the final out to pick up the win.
Phillips also finished with the only hit for the Warriorettes. She hit a double in the bottom of the fourth inning but was stranded on third.
The Warriorettes are scheduled to return to action, on Monday night, when they host South Middle School for a doubleheader starting at 5 p.m.