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Lady 'Cats scratch Gallatin 17-2
Mar 15, 2007 12:00 am
GLADEVILLE — Wilson Central put 10 runs on the board in the bottom of the first inning Tuesday as the Lady Wildcats whipped Gallatin 17-2 in five innings of the teams' District 9-AAA opener.
Jessica Faircloth breezed to victory with a three-hitter, allowing a pair of walks and fanning five as the Lady Wildcats climbed to 2-0 for the season.
Central, which scored seven more runs in the third, accumulated 14 hits. Tiffany Gooch singled home a run and tripled while Leevie Greenwood singled twice and hit an RBI triple. Courtney Billington singled three times while Sara Williams tripled and doubled. Caitlyn Bailey singled and belted a two-run double.
The Lady Wildcats will travel to Hendersonville's Drakes Creek Park for the Commando Classic this weekend. They will open with Sycamore at 4 p.m. Thursday and Heritage at 5:30.
LHS' Maynard no-hits Oakland
MURFREESBORO — Facing an Oakland team which dominated District 7-AAA not too many years ago, Meghan Maynard mowed down the Lady Patriots in a 7-0 no-hit victory Tuesday night.
Maynard struck out 14, hit one and walked none. She also had four of Lebanon's 13 hits and drove in three runs as the Devilettes won their district opener and moved to 2-0 for the season.
"We played well," Lebanon coach Brad Rowlett said. "Meghan was dominant. We made two errors in one inning and they threatened and she pitched out of it.
"Big win. Anytime you can go to Oakland and get a win, it's good."
Lebanon broke a scoreless tie with a run in the third inning and broke it open with four in the fourth and two in the fifth.
Lauren Carr, Missy Roberts and Lauren Ludwikowski each had two hits while Lacey Doak Tripled. Monica Maynard, Meghan's twin, singled home a run. Mallory Mason rounded out the attack with one hit.
Lebanon will return to the district road Thursday when the Devilettes bus to McMinnville for a 7 p.m. tilt with Warren County. The junior varsity will plaly at 5.
Lady Commanders Fry Trousdale County on one-hit shutout
A day after losing its season opener, all was right in Friendship Christian's world with All-State pitcher Carrie Fry in the circle.
The senior tossed a one-hitter with 16 strikeouts in the Lady Commanders' 9-0 win over visiting Trousdale County in Friendship's District 8-A opener. She walked no one and faced 22 batters, one over the minimum, in seven innings to hand Erica Powell her first win as coach of her alma mater.
"It was a different team today," said Powell, whose Lady Commanders dropped their opener 5-1 at Lebanon on Monday. "They had good attitudes the whole game. And we hit the ball."
Not only did the Lady Commanders hit the ball, they got hit by the ball – six times in all.
Jessi Couch had two hits and scored three times while Camille Cross cracked a two-run single. Lindsey Farmer dropped down two sacrifice bunts and lofted a sacrifice fly while Kenzie Dye was twice hit by pitches, drew a walk and scored a pair of runs. Rachel Tyler hit an RBI single and Fry a run-scoring groundout.
Friendship will travel to Watertown's Three Forks Park on Thursday for a 1 p.m. district matinee with the Tigerettes.
Roark pitches Lady Bears to 1-0, 10-inning triumph over Beech
HENDERSONVILLE — Two of the best teams in the state played through a combined 10 errors Tuesday with Mt. Juliet scoring the game's only run in the 10th inning on one of Beech's six miscues at Drakes Creek Park.
An error on Bijan Stegall's bunt enabled Brittany Young to scamper home from third to lift Kenzie Roark and the Lady Bears to a season opening District 9-AAA victory.
Roark allowed two hits and three walks [including two intentional] while notching nine strikeouts.
Beech's Lauren Baker surrendered four hits while also notching nine punchouts.
"They did a great job, both of them," Mt. Juliet coach Kacey Pedigo said of the pitchers.
Young started the 10th inning on second base per the international tiebreaker rule and moved to third on Megan Matthews' bunt single. Stegall followed with her fateful bunt as last year's state runners-up won this season's opener against a program with three state championships since 1997.
"This was a total team effort," Pedigo said. "If it hadn't been a team effort, I'm not sure we would have come out on top.
"The girls are committed to each other."
Mt. Juliet will return to Drakes Creek on Friday for the Commando Classic. The Lady Bears will face another powerhouse, Riverdale, at 3:30 p.m.