Westview eyes 13AA crown
Posted: Friday, May 13, 2011 12:02 am
Greenfield’s Hannah Meade prepares to release a pitch.
Westview is talking about the District 13AA Tournament title.
The Lady Chargers will have a chance to play for said crown thanks to their 12-2 shellacking of Dyersburg on Tuesday afternoon.
“The girls responded in a big way with a lot at stake,” Westview skipper J.B. Suiter said. “This was a huge win because it not only sets us up in the championship game, but it extends our life into next week for regional play.
“We have accomplished some of our team goals, but we have a few more in sight.
W’view will play the winner of Wednesday’s game between Obion Central and Dyersburg at 6 this evening in Game 1 of the championship round. If the Lady Chargers prevail, they are the 13AA champions. Should Westview lose, a second game in the title round will begin at 8.
Meanwhile, errors cost both Dresden and Greenfield their seasons in the single-A ranks.
The Lady Lions were guilty of 10 total errors over two games on Monday. Dresden lost 7-2 to McKenzie in the semifinals of the District 13A Tournament winner’s bracket and 9-5 to West Carroll in a do-or-die game.
G’field was also bit hard by the error bug as the squad was guilty of six miscues during their 11-9 loss to Trenton in the loser’s bracket of the 14A Tournament.
W’view 12, Dyersburg 2
Shaylon Robb was lights-out on Tuesday.
The Eastern Kentucky signee struck out seven and allowed just one hit en route to the mound triumph.
Mary Kirk Mesimer was 2-for-4 with three RBI for the Lady Chargers, while Meagan Prince finished a perfect 3-for-3 with four runs scored.
Alex Hughey, who also scored four times, chased one run in. Kayla Guthrie scored twice during a 2-for-4 outing.
Trenton 11, Greenfield 9
The Lady Yellowjackets appeared to be well on their way to a triumph, ahead 8-0 after three innings of play.
However, the Lady Tide got a total of nine unearned runs down the stretch to overtake G’field.
Senior Jessica Williams was 2-for-3, while Allison Williams scored twice.
Greenfield’s Allie Randolph smacked a solo home run and scored twice, while Emily Randolph accounted for one tally.
On the mound, Hannah Meade was the losing pitcher for the Lady Yellowjackets (6-14).
“We were a lot more competitive and our record could be near .500 if we would have gotten a couple breaks,” G’field softball coach Hal Blackman said. “We had a much improved team and played a lot of one and two run games.”
Monday’s game was the final in a Greenfield softball uniform for Emily Randolph, Jessica Williams and Danielle Pence.
West Carroll 9, Dresden 5
The Lady Lions fought until the very last moment, rallying for three runs in the seventh inning, but ultimately fell by four runs in the loser’s bracket game.
Losing pitcher Abigail Lockhart, who tossed 14 straight innings on Monday, scored twice and drove in one run.
Also, Jesica Parsley was 2-for-4 with one ribbie for Dresden.
Amy Reddick, Kristen Childress and Maria Burkeen were on the list of Lady Lions with one run batted in. Childress was the lone Dresden player with an extra-base hit (a double).
Finally, Allie Phillips and Tori Flippen both scored a run.
McKenzie 7, Dresden 2
Jesse Jones and Burkeen both stood out offensively was the only two Lady Lions with multi-hit outings.
Both were 2-for-3 and Jones knocked Dresden’s only double of the game.
Lockhart — the losing pitcher — drove in a run, while Tori Flippin and Burkeen both scored once.