Weakley duo spins no-hitters
Posted: Wednesday, May 1, 2013 12:00 pm
Westview’s Meagan Prince had to be nearly perfect against her counterpart on Thursday.
Both Prince and Union City’s Sadie Hollis put on a pitching clinic as both carried no-hitters into the eighth inning before Prince drove in the winning run with two outs to give the Lady Chargers a 1-0 win.
Prince’s no-hitter was not the only one pitched by a Weakley County hurler. Dresden’s Abigail Lockhart also threw a no-no in the Lady Lions’ 6-0 win over Bradford on Thursday in the first game of a twinbill.
Lockhart came back on to pitch in the nightcap with a two-hit 13-0 win with Allie Randolph getting three RBIs.
Rain washed out the Maddie Memorial Tourna-ment over the weekend.
As a result, a ceremony honoring Madison Fagan, the tournament’s namesake who would have been a senior at Westview this year, will be held as part of tonight’s Senior Night activities, beginning at 5.
The Lady Chargers will play South Fulton.
Westview 1, UC 0
Prince and Hollis matched each other pitch-for-pitch until the top of the eighth rolled around and Westview was finally able to score off of Hollis.
Brooke Morrow led off the eighth inning with a fly ball that went off the glove of the centerfielder, and Prince drove her home two batters later for the game’s only run.
Prince struck out the side in the bottom of the eighth for the no-hitter, finishing with 19 strikeouts in the game. The only runner to get on base against Prince was in the sixth inning off of an infield error.
Gleason 8-4, G’field 7-5
The Lady Bulldogs spotted the Lady Yellowjackets a 4-1 lead after two innings of play but came back with six runs in the top of the third and held on for the 8-7 win in the opener.
Caley Smith gave Gleason the early 1-0 lead with a triple and throwing error, but the Lady ’Jackets answered when a passed ball allowed Melissa Williams to score from third. Kayla Harris scored on another passed ball two batters later to make it 2-1.
Another passed ball allowed Tiffani Whitworth to score for Greenfield in the second, and Williams followed her home two batters later after she stole second, third and home to make it 4-1.
Emily Bell drove in Autum Faulkner with a base hit, followed by a two-run double from Smith to make it a 4-4 game in the top of the third. A fielding error allowed Smith to score, and Holly Gurley hit a run-scoring single to make it a 6-4 game. Faulkner finished up the six-run inning with a RBI single to right field.
The Lady Bulldogs scored what would be the deciding run when Smith drove in Jones with a sacrifice fly to make it an 8-4 game in the fourth inning.
Greenfield made it an 8-7 game in the bottom of the fourth when Savannah Hodges scored on a passed ball, followed by a RBI single by Tannah Humfress and a run-scoring single by Allison Williams.
Jones scored on a passed ball, and Bell homered to put Greefield ahead 5-4 in the second game.
Allison Williams had a RBI single in the bottom of the first to give G’Field a 1-0 lead. Faulkner scored on a passed ball to tie the game in the top of the second, and Carly Archie scored on a passed ball to give the Lady ’Jackets a 2-1 in the bottom half of the inning.
Bell’s RBI single tied the at 2-all, then Greenfield retook the lead when Harris scored on another Gleason passed ball to make it 3-2. Melissa Williams scored on a passed ball.
Humfress got the win for Greenfield while Smith took the loss for Gleason.
Dresden 6-13, B’ford 0-0
Lockhart sent the tone for the game and how she was going to be in the circle by striking out the side in the first inning in the opener.
Lockhart then led off the bottom of the first with an infield single and scored on Kayla Hayes’ ground-out to the shortstop. That would be all she would need as she struck out 14 and walked one batter.
Carrie Hatchel scored on a passed ball for Dresden’s second run in the first, while KJ Smith did the same in the second for the third run of the game. Carly Greer also scored on a passed ball in the second inning to make it a 4-0 game.
Greer scored her second run of the game on a groun-out in the fourth inning, followed by Hatchel’s scoring on a passed ball.
The Lady Lions closed out their regular season by pouring it on the Lady Rebels in the second game.
Dresden scored in bunches in the game with four in the first, two in the second, four in the third and three in the fourth.
Randolph had a pair of doubles and three RBIs, while Lockhart and Hayes each hit a double. Lockhart also had three hits in the game, while Hayes went a perfect 4-for-4. Greer went 2-for-3 and scored twice.
Lockhart gave up two hits, walked none and struck out six batters.
Published in The WCP 4.30.13