Lady Charger foes in Milan Final Four familiar
Posted: Wednesday, April 6, 2011 12:04 am
Westview had familar foes in its “Final Four” at the Dawg Pound Tournament in Milan.
Of the four teams in the semifinals, three were from District 13AA.
The Lady Chargers defeated one of those teams (Milan) 5-4 in the semis, but ultimately fell to another (Obion Central) 4-3 in the championship game.
In earlier round action at the tourney, Westview bested Huntingdon 9-4 and blanked Jackson North Side 11-0.
Pool play action had W’view twice a victor with wins over West Carroll (4-1) and Dyer County (4-0).
The Lady Chargers fell in their first pool play game on Friday via a 7-2 count to H’don.
Today’s softball slate has the Lady Chargers set to host Gibson County, while Gleason goes to Greenfield atn Dresden travels to Bruceton.
Westview’s home game today will be the team’s first since March 22.
OC 4, W’view 3
A dropped fly ball allowed the Lady Rebels to tie the game in their last at-bat and a sacrifice fly gave the Obion Countians the triumph.
Shaylon Robb was the losing pitcher.
Offensively, Mark Kirk Mesimer tripled, while Hailey Coleman and Meagan Prince each had an RBI double for the Lady Chargers (13-3).
“Obion Central is a much improved team,” Westview skipper J.B. Suiter said. “They got some good pop in their bat.
“I think it goes to show how tough our district is when three of the four final teams at this tournament were from our league.”
W’view 5, Milan 4
Meagan Morrow laid down a picture-perfect squeeze play bunt to plate Alex Cross and give the Lady Chargers a walk-off triumph in the semifinals.
Winning pitcher Shaylon Robb had to strike out four in her inning of work due to a passed third strike.
All totaled, the Westview outhit the host team 6-4.
W’view 3, Huntingdon 2
Robb fanned 10 and allowed just four hits as the Lady Chargers avenged their pool play defeat.
Mesimer was a perfect 3-for-3 for Westview, which overall outhit the Fillies 9-4.
W’view 11, JNS 0
Meagan Prince spun a no-hitter, walking just one and striking out six in the tourney’s first round.
Prince also stood out at the plate as did Kayla Guthrie.
Prince assisted her mound cause with a perfect 3-for-3 outing, while Guthrie had a like number of hits in four plate appearances.
Westview 4, W. Carroll 1
Prince allowed just one hit and struck out eight against the Lady War Eagles on Saturday morning.
Holly Morris and Robb were both 2-for-2 as Westview totaled nine hits against West Carroll.
Westview 4, Dyer Co. 0
Alex Hughey scored three times and drove in one for the Lady Chargers on Friday night.
Robb, the winning pitcher, struck out seven, walked two and allowed just one hit.
Huntingdon 7, Westview 2
None of the runs allowed by the Lady Chargers were earned in their pool play defeat.
Prince — the losing pitcher — struck out four and walked an equal number.
Westview held a 7-3 advantage in the hit department despite the five-run deficit.