Westview takes spot in finals, regionals

Westview takes spot in finals, regionals

Posted: Friday, May 10, 2013 12:00 pm

One half of the District 13AA softball tournament championship game is set — and Westview is that half.
The Lady Chargers got a walk-off single from Brooke Morrow with the bases loaded and no one out to break a 2-all tie against Milan and send Westview to the championship game with the 3-2 win.
Westview has not lost in the double-elimination tournament. Westview has beaten Ripley 4-0, Covington 2-0 and now Milan 3-2.
The Lady Chargers will have to await the outcome of a pair of games before they know who their opponent will be. Covington plays Dyersburg today with the winner to play Milan afterward. Westview will play in the championship game today, the game set for at 7 p.m. but could be moved to 5 p.m. to beat out the rain that is forecasted for this evening. The championship was scheduled for Friday, but was moved up a day because of the weather forecast for rain all day.
Westview earned a trip to the title game after Alex Crosser singled to begin the bottom of the seventh. Hailey Coleman laid down a sacrifice bunt to move Crosser over to second, but she beat out the throw to first to put two runners on base.
Both runners moved up a base on a passed ball and then Meagan Morrow drew a walk to set up Brooke Morrow’s dramatic hit. She fouled off four straight pitches before sending a line drive to centerfield on a 0-2 count that scored Crosser.
Westview was down 2-1 going into the bottom of the sixth when Kayla Guthrie led off with a bunt single. She then stole second, went to third on Meagan Prince’s ground out, and scored on Alex Hughey’s bunt single.
Milan scored in the top of the first on a RBI single and added another run in the top of second on an error by Hughey.
The Lady Chargers got on the scoreboard in the bottom of the fourth when Crosser doubled home Prince from second base. Crosser was 2-for-3 with one RBI.
Hughey was 1-for-1 with an RBI and sacrificed two times. Guthrie was 1-for-3 with one stolen base.
Prince went the distance in the circle and gave up two earned runs on five hits. She walked two and struck out nine. She has 35 strikeouts in the tourney.
Dyersburg shut out Obion Central 5-0, while Covington knocked out South Gibson 5-1 to move through the losers’ bracket and set up their elimination game.

Published in The WCP 5.9.13

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