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FCS Fry[s] Westmoreland to perfection
May 15, 2007 12:00 am
For all her feats in the pitcher's circle, Friendship Christian ace Carrie Fry had never fired a perfect game – until Thursday.
The senior set down all 15 Westmoreland batters in a 10-0 Lady Commander conquest as Friendship acquired another District 8-A championship.
Fry fanned four in the game, giving her 160 for a 15-4 season.
Teamwise, it advanced Friendship [32-9] to a 6 p.m. home game in the Region 4-A tournament against either Monterey or Clay County.
Leadoff batter Camille Cross helped lead the offense with three hits, including a two-run triple in Friendship's three-run triple. Jessi Couch also had three hits, including a three-base hit.
Freshman Brooke Klinefelter doubled as she and Kelcey Lee each went 2-for-2. Lindsey Farmer doubled and hit a sacrifice fly while Kenzie Dye rounded out the 12-hit parade.
Roark pitches Mt. Juliet from loser's bracket to 9-AAA one-game final; Lady Bears face Beech at 5 p.m. today for district title
GLADEVILLE — Needing a win to keep its season alive, Kenzie Roark came up big in the pitcher's circle and Shelby Barrett came through with the big hit in Mt. Juliet's 1-0 win over Hendersonville in the loser's bracket final of the District 9-AAA tournament at Wilson Central.
Safely in the Region 5-AAA tourney, Roark and the Lady Bears didn't let up in the championship round against Beech as the Virginia Tech signee completed the second half of her double shutout with a 4-0 victory.
That forces the "if necessary" game at 5 p.m. today at Central with the winner hosting the region opener Monday.
"My girls did a great job today," said Mt. Juliet coach Kacey Pedigo, whose Lady Bears will try to defend their district title with a 39-9 record. "When you stick together and believe in each other, great things can happen and that's what happened today."
Roark struck out 12 Lady Commandos, walked one and gave up four hits. But she was locked in a scoreless duel with Kaci Meek until Caroline Mason doubled off the fence in right-center field and scored on Shelby Barrett's sharp single past third base in the sixth inning.
Roark then escaped a two-on, one-out jam in the seventh with a pair of punchouts to punch the Lady Bears' ticket to the district final and regional.
"Hendersonville's a good team," Pedigo said of the Lady Commandos, who tied with Mt. Juliet for the regular-season title but got the No. 1 seed based on the head-to-head tiebreaker. "We did a good job of putting the ball in play. Shelby Barrett did a good job getting the big hit."
The game against Beech followed a similar script until Mt. Juliet broke through with three runs in the fifth against Kat Banks, who came in to relieve starter Lauren Baker.
Megan Matthews and Mason singled and Hannah Irwin reached on a fielder's choice bunt with Lindsey Halliburton, running for Matthews, out at home. But an errant throw to third brought Mason home with the first run. Barrett, who went 2-for-4, followed with a hit-and-run single to score Irwin all the way from first base. Karli Rush came up with her second single of the game and Merrick Martin an RBI double.
Bijan Stegall singled in the sixth and scored on Irwin's double.
Meanwhile, showing no signs of fatigue, Roark held the Lady Buccaneers to two hits and three walks while striking out eight.
"Kenzie's used to pitching," Pedigo said. "That's all she knows. She wants the ball. We played great defense in the second ballgame. Beech hit the ball, we fielded it and threw them out."
Devilettes clawed by Riverdale's Cat in 7-AAA final
MURFREESBORO — Lebanon ran into another Cat Hosfield buzzsaw Thursday as Riverdale rolled to a 9-0 win and the District 7-AAA championship at Oakland.
Hosfield allowed only a first-inning single to Kelsey Blackburn [Lebanon's only baserunner] and struck out 13.
Riverdale scored five times in the first inning and three in the second against Mallory Mason, who got the start as Coach Brad Rowlett gave ace Meghan Maynard a day off. The Lady Warriors got eight hits and took advantage of seven errors. Kelsey Choate went 3-for-4.
The Devilettes will bring a 29-15 record into Monday's Region 4-AAA opener at either Coffee County or Columbia.
Sports Editor Andy Reed can be reached at 444-3952 ext. 17 or by e-mail at email@example.com.