Warriorette softball keeps up steady pace during the season

Parker has four hits to lead Warriorettes past Stone Memorial

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 Caydra Parker had a busy day at the plate, on April 15, smacking four hits in White County’s 16-1 win over Stone Memorial.

The game only lasted four innings, and Parker recorded a hit in each of them. She had singles in the first, second, and third innings and followed those up with a double in the fourth and final frame.

The Warriorettes scored four runs in the first inning to get things off to a quick start, with the first two runs crossing the plate when Ashlyn Phillps singled on a 0-1 pitch, scoring Parker and Savannah Jones.

After Haley Dalton scored a run for Stone Memorial in the top of the second, the Warriorettes responded by adding three more runs in the bottom and then adding another four in the third, with Phillips and Savannah Jones both hitting home runs.

With the visiting team being kept off the board again in the fourth inning, the Warriorettes tallied five runs in the bottom of the inning to push the score to a 15-point lead. The big inning was led by singles by Abigayle FInan and Addison Abell. Madison Houghton drove in a run on a fielder’s choice, and Parker added her double to the hitting frenzy.

Phillips led the Warrioretes on the rubber and surrendered one run on four hits over four innings, striking out eight and walking zero.

Dalton took the loss for Stone Memorial, giving up the 16 runs on 15 hits over the four innings of play, before the mercy rule came into effect, with the Warriorettes having a greater than 10-run lead. Halton struck out five batters during the game.

Parker (4), Jones (3), Taylor Roberts (2), and Phillips (2) all managed multiple hits for White County. Finan, Houghton, Abell, Sims all had one hit in the game.

In other WCHS softball action, the Warriorettes had a strong offensive outing and defeated the Upperman Bees, on April 12.

Despite allowing three runs in the fourth inning, the WCHS team defeated was victorious, 17-5  

The Warriorettes scored two runs in the top of the first inning to get things started, but Upperman scored a pair of runs to tie the game during their turn at the plate.

White County rallied in the second inning and put six more runs on the board. The six runs, which would put the Warriorettes in control of the game, were generated by a couple of Upperman errors, RBI singles by Sarah Parker and Taylor Roberts, and a stolen base.

White County added to their lead two innings later when they scored nine innings in the top half of fourth. Ashlynn Phillips, Abigayle Finan, Abell, Hannah Kate Sims, Caydra Parker, and Roberts all drove in runs during the Warriorettes’ offensive onslaught.

During the bottom of the fourth, the Lady Bees put up a rally to try to keep themselves in the game, but the four runs that came on RBI hits by McElhaney, Cobb, and Hurst weren’t enough. The game was called due to a mercy-rule that states if one team has a 10-run lead after four innings, the contest will be considered a complete game.

Phillips secured the win for the Warriorettes, pitching four innings and allowing five runs on seven hits, while striking out five batters.

Jennings took the loss for Upperman Lady Bees. The pitcher allowed six hits and eight runs over two innings, striking out one.

White County scattered 15 hits throughout the four innings. Phillips, Savannah Jones, Roberts, Abell, and Parker each had multiple hits, with Phillips leading the way and going 3 for 4 at the plate.         

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