ET Softball Roundup: Gilmer edges Spring Hill, more
March 17, 2017 at 10:47 p.m.
GILMER 6, SPRING HILL 5: GILMER — The Lady Buckeyes used a five-run fifth inning to rally from a 5-1 deficit and notch a 6-5 District 15-4A win over the Spring Hill Lady Panthers on Friday.
Madeline Barber struck out nine and walked four to earn the pitching win, and she also collected two hits from the top of the order. Tanah Seely and Sarah Warren drove in two runs apiece, and Mallery Stanley and Madison McCarty added RBIs for the Lady Buckeyes.
Sydney Johnson homered, doubled and drove in two runs in the loss for Spring Hill. Lacey White, Jayla Landrum and Kaylin McWhorter all doubled, with McWhorter adding two singles and White chipping in with a single. Caton Hawkins drove in a run, and Maddie Malloy had two hits and an RBI.
McWhorter struck out five, walked two and allowed three earned runs in the losing effort.
GLADEWATER 7, KILGORE 0: KILGORE — Murphy Williams tossed a shutout at Kilgore and helped herself at the plate with a triple, double and single as Gladewater notched a 7-0 win over Kilgore.
Zoie Pilgrim added a double and home run for Gladewater. Williams struck out eight and walked three.
Bailey Downing singled twice and swiped two bases in the loss for Kilgore. Hailee Jo Lewis added a double, and Mackenzie Harrison and Alexis Gaitan singled.
Kristen Wilson struck out four and walked one in the pitching loss.
CARTHAGE 11, CENTER 1: CENTER — Kayman Courtney and Kimberlyn Worsham drove in two runs apiece, and Taylor Wills limited Center to five hits as Carthage rolled to an 11-1 win.
Wills struck out 11 and walked one, and Carthage backed her effort with 10 hits. Courtney had three hits, and Hope Kruebbe, Carson Robertson, Kaitlynn Earle, Chelcie Pierce, Teagan Barker and Kalli Cuff all drove in one run. Pierce tripled, and Cuff and Barker doubled for the Lady Bulldogs.
WHITE OAK 8, BECKVILLE 0: WHITE OAK — Jessica Patak struck out 18 with no walks, scattering four hits in a dominant complete-game performance as White Oak notched an 8-0 District 16-3A win over Beckville.
Patak, who also had two hits and drove in two runs, threw 74 of her 101 pitches for strikes.
Maci Teague doubled for White Oak, and Kara Carter, KayLynn Larrison and Alexis Herrera all drove in two runs.
Riley Seegers had two hits for Beckville, including a double. Kinley Pepper and Bailey Jones had the other base knocks for the Ladycats.
HARLETON 14, JEFFERSON 0: JEFFERSON — Randi Carol Phillips tormented Jefferson from inside the circle and at the plate, tossing a no-hitter and driving in four runs to lead Harleton to a 14-0 District 16-3A win.
Phillips struck out 10 and issued no walks, hitting one batter. At the plate she was 3-for-4 with four RBI.
Hailey Pyland and Dana Cooner both tripled for Harleton, with Pyland adding two singles, Cooner chipping in with a single and both driving in two runs. Aubrey Nixon doubled and drove in a run, and Brooke Weaver and Tyler Mobley had RBIs.
Hannah Welch struck out three and walked four in the losing effort for Jefferson.
NEW DIANA 8, ELYSIAN FIELDS 0: DIANA — Heather Zook fanned 17, walked three and allowed just two hits, and Zook, Kloe Meador and Kylie Easterling all homered for New Diana in an 8-0 District 16-3A win over Elysian Fields.
Zook also doubled and finished with two RBIs. Easterling, Meador and Karly Meshell added two hits and an RBI apiece, and Haley Johnson doubled and drove in two runs.
Chloe White and Jolie Whaley had the lone hits for Elysian Fields.
WASKOM 4, ORE CITY 0: WASKOM — A three-run first inning was more than enough for Michaela Latham, who blanked Ore City on three hits as Waskom earned a 4-0 District 16-3A win.
Latham struck out 12 with no walks in a complete game inside the circle.
Kourtney Sanders tripled, Ieshia Haggerty had two hits and Lauren O'Conner drove in two runs to lead the way offensively for the Lady Wildcats.
Tori Pena, Morgan Clawson and Bayleigh Larkin had the hits for Ore City. Clawson struck out eight and walked one, giving up two earned runs in the pitching loss.
HUGHES SPRINGS 1, NEW BOSTON 0: HUGHES SPRINGS — Marisol Kennedy struck out six, walked one and scattered four hits over seven innings, blanking New Boston and leading the Hughes Springs Lady Mustangs to a 1-0 win.
Hughes Springs managed five hits on the day, including a double, single and RBI by Kensley Echols. Katelyn Roth, Haylee Wilson and Kennedi Northam all added hits.
LETU 8, OZARKS 2: CLARKSVILLE, Ark. — LeTourneau softball scored eight runs on 10 hits as they took the series opening victory, 8-2, over University of the Ozarks. The win improves the YellowJackets to 5-11 in American Southwest Conference play and are now 10-13 overall on the season.
LETU used a three-run first inning to jump on the Eagles early.
Senior Whitney Judd started the scoring as she used savvy base running to steal home base as the Eagle defense tried to pick off Courtney Matulis who drew the throw to the second baseman. Judd went 3-for-4 at the plate with an RBI and scored two runs to lead the LeTourneau offense.
Shelby Barrick added a two-run single in the inning. Ashlin Roach later drove in a run, and Judd and Kaitlyn Allen added RBIs before Shelby Bagwell put the game away with her second home run of the season.
Faith Genoway pitched her seventh complete game of the season and improves to 6-4 on the season. The sophomore slinger struck out two and forced 14 flyouts and five groundouts in her 26 batters faced.
The YellowJackets will look to win the conference series with a doubleheader on Saturday. The first pitch is scheduled for noon back in Clarksville.
SULPHUR SPRINGS 20, MARSHALL 1: SULPHUR SPRINGS — Jaye Doughtie doubled, singled and drove in three runs, and Sulphur Springs used a 12-run first inning to roll past Marshall, 20-1, in District 16-5A action.
Kinley Wilkins doubled and singled, and Haylie Rich added a single in the loss for Marshall.
RUSK 1, HENDERSON 0: HENDERSON — Rusk scored the game's lone run in the top of the eighth inning, earning a 1-0 victory over the Henderson Lady Lions.
Caitlin Shippey and Jamie Bowman had the lone hits for Henderson in the loss. Brianna Robinson struck out 16, walked four and allowed one unearned run in eight innings to shoulder the loss for the Lady Lions.
MOUNT VERNON 11, WINNSBORO 1: MOUNT VERNON — Riley Hughes doubled, singled and drove in four runs, Harlie Robertson added a double, two singles and three RBIs and Mount Vernon rolled to an 11-1 win over Winnsboro.
Morgan Bennett added a double for Mount Vernon, with Heather Brown adding three hits, an RBI and four runs scored from the leadoff spot. Michayla Delson chipped in with an RBI.
Madison Whitfield struck out seven with no walks and four hits allowed in five innings for the pitching win.