Lady Lions score at will to win pair
Posted: Wednesday, April 25, 2012 12:00 pm
Dresden swept a doubleheader from Big Sandy in softball Monday evening by scoring a combined 23 runs and only allowing the visitors to cross the plate one time.
The Lady Lions won the first game 16-0 with a strong performance by Abigail Lockhart and took the nightcap 7-1 behind the bat of freshman shortstop Carrie Hatchel’s first home run of her high school career.
Meanwhile, Westview’s Meagan Prince continued to be dominant with a 1-0 shutout over South Gibson.
In baseball, it was Dresden exploding for 19 runs against Big Sandy. The Lions beat the Red Devils 19-4, the game in the bottom of the fourth inning on the mercy rule.
The Lady Lions return to action on Thursday when they travel to Fulton County for a doubleheader.
The Lions travel to Big Sandy today and will try to duplicate their scoring barrage against the Red Devils. Game time is set for 5 p.m.
Greenfield continued its push for a regular season district title by beating Halls 5-2
Dresden 16, Big Sandy 0
Lockhart had the right stuff on the mound and in the batter’s box in game one of the doubleheader Monday evening.
She had two doubles, a three-run triple and finished with four RBIs at the plate. She was equally dominant on the mound, especially in the first inning when she only needed 10 pitches to record the three outs, nine for strikes as she sat down the side. She had seven strikeouts and pitched a three inning no-hitter.
Dresden scored 13 runs in the first inning alone. Seven of the first eight hitters reached base and scored. Then the top of the order came back around and that is when Lockhart cleared the bases with her three-run triple. Dresden sent 17 batters to plate in the first inning.
Tori Flippen went 2-for-3 and drove in two runs. Taylor McAplin was 1-for-1 with two RBIs and reached base on a fielder’s choice and an error by the pitcher. KJ Smith reached base three times and had a RBI single in the first inning.
Dresden 7, Big Sandy 1
Hatchel drove a one-strike pitch over the Lion’s head in deep centerfield to record her first ever high school softball home run in the top of the first inning to put Dresden on top 3-0. Allie Phillips was on second when Hatchel hit her home run.
Phillips drove in Lockhart for the game’s first run. She had two hits and one RBI in the nightcap.
Kristen Childress also had a pair of hits, one RBI and scored once for the Lady Lions. Lockhart went 2-for-4 and scored twice. She also got the win on the mound, giving up the one run on two hits and struck out seven.
McAlpin and Flippen each had one RBI.
Westview 1, SG 0
The strikeouts keep piling up for Prince as she has 16 and pitched a one-hitter for the Lady Chargers.
Prince also forced South Gibson to hit into six groundouts and went 2-for-4 at the plate.
Shelby Guthrie scored the winning run for the Lady Chargers. She got on base twice on a walk and reached on an error. Kayla Guthrie went 1-for-4 with a double.
Kayla Bryant and Holly Morris each had a hit for Westview.
Westview will be on the road today at Dyer County.
Dresden 19, Big Sandy 4
Walks, errors and the Dresden bats spelled catastrophe for Big Sandy as the Lions belted out 14 hits with five of them going for extra base hits. Three of the five were triples.
Mac Doran went 2-for-3 with one RBI and hit one of the triples. Josh Bone also had a productive night at the plate by going 3-for-3 with a double, a triple and four RBIs.
Nathan Coleman was 3-for-3 with a triple and he also drove in a run. He was also the winning pitcher for the Lions and allowed only four hits to go with his five strikeouts.
Logan Thomas made it to base four times on a base hit, two walks and he was hit by a pitch. He scored four times and drove in a run.
Big Sandy committed two errors and walked seven Dresden batters.
Greenfield 5, Halls 2
The Yellowjackets are one step closer to claiming the top seed in the District 14A Tournament after banging out a dozen hits against Halls.
Zac Grooms continued to be hot at the plate by going 2-for-4 and improving his batting average to .391.
Chris Reddic went 2-for-3 for the Jackets. Graham Perkins hit a double and scored once while Payton Page was 2-for-3 with one RBI.
Adam Bethel went 2-for-2 and drove in a run. Heath Crouse (6-1) picked up the win. He allowed six hit and struck out seven batters. Published in The WCP 4.24.12