Prince silences UC bats following Westview’s quiet weekend outing
Posted: Wednesday, April 11, 2012 12:00 pm
Meagan Prince did not need much help against Union City on Monday, following a weekend where she didn’t get enough help in Milan.
Prince tossed a complete game no-hitter at the Lady Tornadoes in a 6-0 win Monday at UC.
The Westview bats went silent in the War in the Dawg Pound Tournament at Milan over the Easter weekend as the Lady Chargers go 1-2-1 in the two-day softball event.
Prince, verbally committed to Kentucky, did her job on the mound in the three games she started, holding the opponents to only two runs in the three 60-minute games, losing on Saturday to Huntingdon 1-0, tying USJ 1-1 on Friday and beating Hardin County 2-0 with a no-hitter, also on Friday.
The Lady Chargers also lost to Jackson North Side 3-0 on Saturday.
Westview only managed to collect 11 hits in the four games that offset the great pitching performances over the two-day tournament.
“We didn’t have the kind of weekend I had hoped,” Lady Charger first year head coach Jessica Hightower said. “But we saw areas that are still needing work and focus as well as some very strong areas that we will continue to rely on.”
The Lady Chargers are now 6-4-1 on the season and return to Milan today to face the Lady Bulldogs.
Dresden will be the only other Weakley County team in action today as the Lady Lions host Huntingdon.
On Wednesday, the county’s other two entrants will face off against each other as Greenfield travels to Gleason.
Westview 6, UC 0
Prince struck out 15 batters, while a walk, a hit batter and an error accounted for UC’s three baserunners. She completed the game on 99 pitches, 62 for strikes.
Prince helped herself at the plate with a double and two RBI.
Hailey Coleman and Kayla Guthrie were both 2-for-4, Coleman scoring twice.
Sadie Hollis suffered the pitching loss for UC. She allowed four earned runs on nine hits with four strikeouts and three walks.
Westview 2, HC 0
Facing only 12 batters in the 60-minute, four-inning game was not a problem for Prince as she picked up a no-hitter for the Lady Chargers.
Eight Hardin County batters struck out against the Westview ace as the southpaw kept the hitters off-balance throughout the game.
Kayla Guthrie, Alex Hughey and Prince each picked up a hit for Westview and Kayla Bryant was credited with an RBI.
Westview 1, USJ 1
Westivew’s Prince was back on the mound again in the Lady Chargers’ second game of the night on Friday and battled University School of Jackson’s Lauren Riddell to a 1-1 tie through four innings.
Prince allowed the one run on three hits while striking out five and walking one. Riddell allowed two hits, struck out seven and walked one.
Westview scored in the first inning when Guthrie scored on Alex Crosser’s RBI single.
A passed ball allowed USJ to score the tying run in the top of the fourth with the time limit running out.
The Lady Chargers played as the home team, but no time was remaining for them to play the bottom of the inning.
NS 3, Westview 0
Westview could only manage one hit against North Side’s Lindsey Lay as the Lady Indians scored three runs on five hits and two errors.
Hailey Coleman got the only hit for the Lady Chargers and Becca Ussery took the loss.
Lay also helped herself out at the plate with an RBI single. Kayla Brockmeyer led the Lady Indians with two hits.
Destiny Robinson also got an RBI for USJ.
H’don 1, Westview 0
After two pitching duels on Friday, Prince found herself in another one on Saturday in Westview’s final game of the tournament against the Fillies.
Prince gave up the one run in the bottom of the first.
She scattered six hits through five innings, walking one while striking out five. Prince was solid at the plate with two of Westview’s four hits.
Kristen Lowe of the Fillies struck out three and walked two.
Savannah Dodson led the Fillies with a pair of hits. Published in The WCP 4.10.12