Lady Tigers no match for arm of WV’s Prince
Posted: Friday, May 4, 2012 12:00 pm
Westview’s Meagan Prince may be only a junior, but she is proving she has the right stuff with another masterful pitching effort Wednesday in the third game of the District 13AA Softball Tournament in Dyersburg.
Prince pitched a no-hitter in the Lady Chargers’ 5-0 win over Ripley and will try to keep Westview on the winning path when Westview takes on the Lady Chargers of Covington 6 p.m. Friday in Dyersburg.
In regular season action on Tuesday, Dresden saw a five-game winning steak halted in a 2-1 loss to McKenzie.
Westview 5, Ripley 0
Prince kept the hitters off balance throughout the game by staying ahead in the count and throwing 16 first-pitch strikes. She ended up with 16 strikeouts for the game.
Prince also had a good night at the plate with three hits and two RBIs. Alex Hughey and Alex Crosser each had a pair of hits for Westview. Kayla Bryant drove in a run for Westview.
Westview is now 19-7-1 on the season and will try for its 20th win against Covington on Friday.
McKenzie 2, Dresden 1
The Lady Lions grabbed a 1-0 lead in the second inning but saw McKenzie tie the game in the fifth and win it in the bottom of the seventh.
Abigail Lockhart was 2-for-4, while Taylor McAlpin suffered the mound loss, giving up eight hits and four walks while striking out one.
Despite the end of its win streak, Dresden still takes some momentum into the District 13A Tournament this week, having won eight of its last 11 games.
The District 13A Tournament gets under way today with Gleason playing Huntingdon and Dresden taking on West Carroll in the tournament’s single-elimination round at the higher seed’s fields.
Dresden split with West Carroll back on March 13, losing 6-2 and winning 3-2.
The winners will advance to the double-elimination round at Gleason. Published in The WCP 5.3.12