Much lower run total works out for Gleason
Posted: Friday, April 13, 2012 12:00 pm
After scoring a combined 47 runs last week, Gleason and Greenfield softball teams went at it again on Wednesday.
This time, though, the run total was much lower.
The Lady Bulldogs won 6-1 in a game that lasted only one hour and 45 minutes. Last week’s game went an hour longer with the Lady Bulldogs winning 26-21.
Meanwhile, in action on Tuesday Westview knocked off Milan 5-1.
Today, Westview travels to Huntingdon, Dresden hosts McKenzie and Greenfield is at home against Fulton City.
Gleason 6, G’field 1
Gleason picked up its second win thanks to an inside-the-park three-run homer by Deena Graham. She lined a shot that landed just inside the third base foul line and went all the way to the left field corner.
By the time Greenfield’s Ashley Tucker got the ball back to the infield, Graham was racing around third. She beat the relay from third baseman Alison Williams to catcher Rachel Willis.
Hollie Gurley and Ann-Marie Ayers also scored on the play.
Graham was not done at the plate as she also hit a triple that scored Gurley in the bottom of the sixth inning. She ended up going 2-for-3 with three RBIs. Gurley went 1-for-1 with a pair of walks and two runs scored.
Briana Jones went 1-for-3 for Gleason. Calay Smith got her second win of the season and struck out six batters. She also went 1-for-3 at the plate.
Alison Williams scored the only run for the Lady Yellowjackets in the second inning on a double by Willis. Williams went 1-for-2 and walked once. Willis went 1-for-3 at the plate.
Melissa Williams went 1-for-3 and picked up the loss as she was the starting pitcher for the Yellowjackets.
Gleason is now 2-8 on the season while Greenfield’s record is even at 3-3.
The Lady Yellowjackets will play Fulton City today in a doubleheader at home. The Lady Bulldogs will be at home on Friday to take on Dresden.
Westview 5, Milan 1
The Lady Chargers spotted Milan a run in the first inning and then forced the game’s only lead change with two runs in the second frame.
Westview added a run in the third inning and put up two more in the top of the seventh.
While five Lady Charger players were combining for 11 hits, Westview pitcher Meagan Prince shut down the Lady Bulldogs with 14 strikeouts while allowing just three hits and a walk.
Alex Hughey and Holly Morris were 3-for-4, Hughey scoring a run and adding and RBI and Morris driving in one run.
Kayla Guthrie and Meagan Morrow were 2-for-4 with a run, Morrow ripping a triple and knocking in a run.
Hailey Coleman scored twice for the Lady Chargers. Published in The WCP 4.12.12