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Gleason not totally blue despite loss in Game 2

Gleason not totally blue despite loss in Game 2

Posted: Wednesday, April 20, 2011 12:02 am

Gleason not totally blue despite loss in Game 2 | weakley county softball

Gleason center fielder (right) Sami Verdell picks up the softball, while right fielder Erica Morgan watches.
Though still defeated, Gleason’s Game 2 effort against West Carroll in a prep softball doubleheader on Thursday afternoon was visibly better.
The Lady Bulldogs, who had been blanked 10-0 in the opener, battled back in the second contest of the twinbill, but fell 2-1.
“I’m not entirely disappointed with what went on in this doubleheader,” Gleason coach Joel Ayers said. “Yeah, we lost the first game 10-0, but the girls could have folded and did the same thing in the second game.
“They didn’t and I think that shows character on their part.”
In other prep softball action on Thursday, Greenfield battered Bradford 15-2, while Westview edged Milan 3-2.
Friday’s game that was set to pit Dresden against Bradford was rained out.
Today’s slate has Westview hosting Obion Central, Huntingdon at Gleason, McKenzie at Dresden and Greenfield entertaining South Fulton.
The following is a roundup of Thursday’s softball action as reported to The Press by area coaches.
THURSDAY
WC 10-2, Gleason 0-1
The Lady Bulldogs got just one hit during the opening contest. Briana Jones had that safety for Gleason.
In the second game, the Lady Bulldogs finished with a pair of hits.
Sarah Passeri had one of those safeties as did Kaitlyn Collins.
Haley Collins, who scored the only Gleason run of the doubleheader, was the losing pitcher in both defeats.
G’field 15, Bradford 2
The Lady Yellowjackets exploded for six runs in the first inning to build a huge cushion that B’ford could not overcome.
G’field, which totaled 11 hits, also added three tallies in the second, third and fourth frames.
Winning pitcher Hannah Meade struck out eight en route to the mound triumph.
Offensively, Emily Randolph reached on four occasions for the Lady ’Jackets (5-7). The senior backstop had three hits — a triple included — and one walk.
Additionally, Allison Williams scored four times. Williams walked three times and had one hit.
Jessica Williams also reached four times for G’field — twice via hits and twice via free passes.
Also, Rachel Willis legged out a triple for Greenfield, while Katy Caudle doubled and Kayla Harris had a pair of safeties.
“Hannah pitched really well and we got the bats going,” Greenfield softball coach Hal Blackman said. “It also didn’t hurt that we were patient and drew quite a few walks.”
Westview 3, Milan 2
All of the runs scored in this competitive District 13AA battle came in the third inning.
Fortunately for the Weakley Countians, the W’view ladies (18-5, 4-0 in 13AA) scored three runs in said frame, while limiting the Lady Bulldogs to just two tallies.
Hannah Emberton drove in one run and scored once for Westview. Lady Charger Meagan Prince doubled.
Additionally, Kayla Gut-hrie and Holly Morris each scored one run.
Winning pitcher Shaylon Robb struck out 13 and went the distance to earn the mound victory.
She allowed just four hits and walked two.

wcp 4/19/11

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