Lady Chargers earn right to rest
Posted: Wednesday, May 11, 2011 12:02 am
Westview’s Alex Crosser applies a tag to one of Crockett County’s baserunners.
The Westview softball team took the weekend off.
The Lady Chargers downed Crockett County 3-1 on Friday in the semifinals of the winner’s bracket of the District 13AA Tournament at Dyersburg to earn an off-day on Saturday.
Then, the entire event was postponed on Saturday. Thus, W’view also had Monday off as Saturday’s action had to be made up.
The Lady Chargers also triumphed on Thursday in Round 1 action — tripling Gibson County 9-3.
Westview is scheduled to return to the sandlot on tonight at 7 against Dyersburg. The winner of that game will gain a berth in the 13AA Tournament championship round (Thursday) and a ticket to the Region 7AA Tournament.
W’view 3, Crockett Co. 1
Westview’s two seniors (Shaylon Robb and Mary Kirk Mesimer) each scored once during the victory over the Lady Cavaliers, while the freshman duo of Hailey Coleman and Alex Crosser combined for all three RBI.
“Our seniors have stepped up in a big way in several areas including leadership roles, but our underclassmen and freshmen have carried the load, too,” Lady Charger coach J.B. Suiter said. “We’re at the point in the season where I don’t think anyone is playing like they’re in a particular class. There is no one that I say, ‘Oh, she’s playing like a senior should or she’s playing better than a freshman should.’
“Everyone on this team is just playing to win whether they’re a freshman or a senior.”
Robb struck out eight en route to Friday’s mound triumph. She allowed just four hits and two walks.
Offensively, Coleman singled and chased a pair home, while Crosser drove in her home on a groundout.
Mesimer finished the game a perfect 2-for-2, while Alex Hughey was 2-for-3.
Westview 9, GC 3
Kayla Guthre scored four times to account for more runs than the entire Lady Pioneer team in the first round.
Guthrie was 3-for-4, while Holly Morris drove in a pair and finished with two hits in three trips to the plate.
Winning pitcher Meagan Prince put on quite a show.
She struck out 17 of the 21 Gibson County hitters that came to the plate, while allowing just two hits and four baserunners by way of walk.