|G’field’s Meade blanks Fulton City twice in shutout sweep |
|Posted: Thursday, April 29, 2010 9:07 pm |
Victory was twice as nice this past Monday for the Lady Yellowjackets as Hannah Meade pitched two shutouts and Greenfield picked up a pair of wins over the visiting Fulton City Lady Bulldogs in doubleheader softball action.
Release form — Greenfield pitcher Hannah Meade follows through on a pitch during her 10 innings of shutout effort in the Lady Jackets’ doubleheader wins over visiting Fulton City on Monday afternoon. Photo by Sara Reid
Greenfield won by 4-0 and 6-0 scores.
In the top of the first inning in the first contest, a 4-0 victory, Meade struck out Monica Brown, walked Ionee Patel on a full count, struck out Georgia Leach and forced India Fair to ground out to end the top of the order. For the Lady Bulldogs, Mary Kathryn Miller forced Jessica Williams to ground out, struck out Danielle Pence and grounded out Allison Williams to end the inning.
Meade opened the second by striking out Miller and Rebecca Whitesell and forced Melissa Mora to ground out. On offense, Emily Randolph led off with a walk, Morgan Bodkins walked and Meade doubled to send in Randolph and put Greenfield on the board, 1-0. Rachel Willis walked to load the bases and Katie Caudle drove in a run on a groundout. Andrea Smith walked to load the bases and Jessica Williams drove in another run on a sacrifice to put the home team up 3-0 after two.
Meade remained hot in the third and opened the inning by forcing Ashley McClanahan to pop up for an out before striking out Autumn Driver and Brown. In the bottom of the inning, Allison Williams lifted a single to center field, Randolph flew out and Bodkins walked. On a Meade double, Williams was tagged out at home and Willis struck out to end the third.
Patel struck out to open the fourth. Leach picked up the Lady Bulldogs’ first hit of the game and Fair walked, but Miller grounded out and Whitesell popped up to end the top of the inning. Caudle walked, advanced to second and third on wild pitches and came in to score on a Jessica Williams triple to put Greenfield up 4-0.
Meade struck out Mora, caught a pop up from McClanahan, walked Driver and caused Brown to ground out to end the first contest with a 4-0 win for the Lady Yellowjackets.
In the second game, Meade picked up where she left off by picking up three outs from three batters in the first. Jessica Williams tripled to the center field fence, Pence struck out and Allison Williams doubled to send in Jessica Williams and put Greenfield on the board, 1-0. A Randolph double turned into a run when erroneous throws by the Lady Bulldogs allowed her to advance all the way to the plate, but Allison Williams was thrown out at home and Bodkins struck out to end the first inning with a 2-0 lead for the Lady Yellowjackets.
Fair walked to open the second, Miller popped up for the first out, Fair was tagged out at home and Whitesell grounded out to end the top of the inning. Meade singled and Willis and Caudle walked to load the bases. Smith drove in a run and Jessica Williams tripled to drive in two. Smith was thrown out at home, but Jessica Williams came in to score on a Pence grounder to put Greenfield up 6-0.
In the third, Whittney McKinney struck out, Katelyn Cobb tripled, Holley Seng struck out and Brown grounded out. For Greenfield, Randolph singled to right field, Bodkins struck out and Meade singled to left field, but Randolph was thrown out and Willis struck out to end the third.
Patel grounded out to open the fourth, Leach popped up to Meade and Fair struck out for a quick top half of the inning. Caudle and Hannah Morris struck out, Jessica Williams and Pence walked and Lauren Coleman struck out to end the inning.
Meade finished strong by forcing Miller to pop up for the first out, causing Whitesell to ground out and striking out McKinney for the 6-0 win and the sweep.