Westview works fast; Lady Chargers split
Posted: Friday, April 27, 2012 12:00 pm
A few Weakley County teams saw action on the diamond Tuesday and Wednesday as the regular season winds down for baseball and softball.
Westview was too much for Haywood County on Tuesday in baseball as the Chargers outmuscled the Tomcats 10-0.
Gleason gave up three runs in the first inning to Union City, and that was enough for the Golden Tornadoes in a 3-2 decision.
Greenfield took care of business with a 6-4 victory over Clarksburg Wednesday night.
On the softball field, it was Westview taking on Dyer County, but the Lady Chargers’ bats were silent in a 9-1 defeat on Tuesday.
Westview bounced back on Wednesday and beat Crockett County 5-1 to remain undefeated in District 13AA.
Dresden kept up the hot hitting as they got the win over Fulton County 11-1.
Westview 10, Haywood 0
The Chargers exploded for 10 runs, including five in the fourth inning, and Jordan Long did the rest with his arm.
Westview pounded out 12 hits with Alex Ross, Blake Parham and Brent Gilbert each getting two hits.
Gilbert, Nick Snell and Jonathan Parker had two RBIs a piece.
Long went five innings, struck out three and held the Haywood County to only two hits.
The Chargers have only three games left on their schedule.
Westview is at Gibson County today, visits Union City on Friday and ends the season at home against McKenzie.
UC 3, Gleason 2
Two passed balls were all Union City allowed Gleason to score on in the top of the third inning in a pitching duel.
Austin Perry scored from third on a passed ball with two outs and Thomas Fowler on second.
Fowler took third on the passed ball and scored two pitches later on another passed ball with Austin Sullivan at the plate.
But that was all the Bulldogs could score against Union City’s Caleb Long and Drake Parker as they held the Bulldogs to only four hits in the game.
Fowler pitched six innings for the Bulldogs, giving up the three runs in first but shutout the Tornadoes the rest of the way.
He scattered eight hits and struck out two.
Gleason has two games left in the regular season, playing today at South Fulton and on Friday at home against Lake County.
Greenfield 6, C’burg 4
The Yellowjackets got one step closer to claiming their fourth consecutive District 14A title by scoring two runs in the top of the eighth inning Wednesday night, collecting their 20th win of the season.
Greenfield grabbed a 4-2 lead in the top of the fifth inning by putting three runs across the plate.
The Red Devils scored in the bottom half of the inning and tied the game in the bottom of the seventh to send it into extra innings.
The ’Jackets held the Red Devils scoreless in the bottom of the eighth to secure the win
Hunter Crouse, Chris Reddic and Graham Perkins each hit a double for Greenfield. Perkins went 2-for-3 and had an RBI. Hunter Crouse and Reddic also had one RBI.
Heath Crouse scored a pair of runs and had one RBI. Adam Bethel got the win while pitching in relief.
The Yellowjackets are now 20-2 on the season and 10-1 in the district. They will play Mckenzie in a doubleheader today at Greenfield.
Dyer Co. 9, Westview 1
An eight-run first inning by Dyer County was just too much the Lady Chargers to overcome Tuesday night and Ale Evans of the Lady Choctaws held Westview to one run on three hits.
Five errors by the Lady Chargers did not help matters any behind the pitching of Alex Crosser and Becca Ussery.
Both pitchers combined gave up 10 hits. Crosser was the starting pitcher and struck out two batters.
Ussery had one strikeout in three innings pitched.
Shelby Guthrie scored the only run for Westview in the top of the seventh inning.
Westview 5, Crockett 1
Meagan Prince tossed a one-hitter and the offense scored four runs in the top of the seventh to break a 1-1 tie and the Lady Chargers remain undefeated in the district.
Prince gave up the one run in the bottom of the fourth after the Lady Chargers scored a run in the half of the inning. Prince was dominant once again as she piled up 12 strikeouts against Crockett County.
Kayla Guthrie and Prince each had a hit for Westview.
Prince also had one RBI and Meagan Morrow knocked in a pair of runs.
After Westview gave up five errors on Tuesday night, the defense held its ground and only gave up one error against Crockett County.
Westview will take on Gibson County at Dyer today and wraps up the season Friday at home against South Gibson.
Dresden 11, Fulton Co. 1
The runs keep piling up for the Lady Lions and their offense is clicking at the right time with the regular season coming to an end and with the District 13A tournament set to begin with the play-in games on May 3.
The Lady Lions only got eight hits against Fulton County, but they were productive hits leading to 11 runs.
Taylor McAlpin got two RBIs and one hit for Dresden. Carrie Hatchel and Abigail Lockhart each forced in a run for the Lady Lions. Lockhart also had a pair of hits.
Lockhart got the win on the mound and gave up the one run on two hits. She had nine strikeouts for the game in five innings pitched.
Dresden will travel to Fulton County on Friday to play a doubleheader and will play at home against Greenfield in the season finale. Published in the WCP 4.26.12