WCMS Warriorettes take home 2 victories, tribute to Coach Glenn Sims


 The White County Middle School Warriorettes got the season off to a good start this past week winning two out of their three games.

“We hit the ball extremely well for seeing live arm hitting for the first time,” Warriorettes’ head coach Gregg Segraves said. “To have two home runs by two different players in the first two games is exciting and encouraging.”

The Warriorettes started their season March 12, with a win on the road against the DeKalb County Tigers. Annie Burrier was the winning pitcher recording four strikeouts and two walks.  Of the three runs that were scored during Burrier’s three innings in the circle, only two were earned. Kami Clark came in during the fourth inning and was able to put the game away and record a save.

The Warriorettes’ offense was led by GG Tankersley who had four RBI’s on three hits: a single, a double, and her first-ever home run. The Warriorettes’ bats were hot, and Addie Norvell recorded three singles and a double. Kami Clark and Mallori Swindell each had two singles, while Annie Burrier and Anna McCulley both had a single and a double. Rounding out the slugging was AK Wallace who hit a double.

On March 14, the Warriorettes added to their win column with another victory over DeKalb, this time at home and by a score of 12-4.

“The night started off with a tribute to Coach Glen ‘Buckshot’ Sims who passed this past June from a battle with cancer,” Segraves said, adding that the 76-degree weather made for a perfect night.  “His wife, Kim, and daughters Erin Replogle and Sherri Williams were in attendance to throw out the first pitch.”

It was the second inning before the Warriorettes got things going when they rallied to score six runs. DeKalb answered with four runs of their own in the third inning. After not scoring in their half of the third inning, the Warriorettes were able to put six more runs on the board in the bottom of the fourth and end the game by the eight-run mercy rule.

Annie Burrier was once again the winning pitcher, this time getting the complete game and adding four more strikeouts to her season total. She allowed seven hits and three walks, but despite the then base runners only gave up four runs.

This time it was Anna McCulley with the big bat, hitting both a double and a home run – the first of her career – and collecting two RBIs. Addie Novell had three hits (two singles and a double) on the night, while Annie Burrier, Mallori Swindell, and AK Wallace each recorded two hits. But it was Lexi Roberts with her only hit of the night, a single, who drove in the game winning 2 RBI’s.

The Warriorettes ended the week with a loss at Livingston, on March 15.

“The game was much closer than the score indicates,” Segraves said about the 6-0 shutout. “Their pitcher is one of the best in the state. I thought our girls batted pretty well. We just made too many mistakes in the field and had too many strikeouts. The girls showed some toughness, and Kami Clark pitched an excellent game.”

Clark’s four innings included three strikeouts, two walks, two hit batters, but just two earned runs. On the offensive side, the Warriorettes recorded just two hits Friday night: singles by both Allie Beth Stebing and Anna McCulley.

“These girls are working extremely hard, and this coaching staff couldn’t be more proud,” Segraves said.

The Warriorettes had a home game March 18, and another home game will be March 21, with an away game at Upperman, in Baxter, on March 25.     


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