Softball: Ooltewah's Moore Fires No-Hitter In 18-1 Win Over Bradley

Lady Trojans, Lady Hurricanes Also Post Lopsided Victories

Monday, April 22, 2019 - by special to The Chattanoogan.com

For the second time this spring, Ooltewah battered Bradley Central in a District 5-3A softball shellacking.

Annalee Moore fired a five-inning no-hitter after being staked to a 10-0 lead after one inning and the Lady Owls pounded the Bearettes, 18-1, on Monday in one-sided contest at Jim Lovell Field.

Moore struck out three and walked one while cruising to the win and the Bearettes’ only run was unearned. Makayla Goree put down a bunt and reached on an error by second baseman Jaycee Holt. Goree later scored on Haley Campbell’s sacrifice fly.

Ooltewah (14-9, 5-4) struck with two outs for all their first-inning runs.

Cheyanne Sales was safe on an infield hit and gave away to courtesy runner Alyssa White. Madalyn Mills reached on an infield popup. Aubrey Smith was safe on a Bradley error, loading the bases. Mackenzie Patterson stroked a two-run single to left field.

Moore helped her own cause with an RBI single to right, pushing the score to 3-0. Makala Strickland singled to keep the bases loaded and two more runs crossed the plate when Holt reached on an error. The score went to 6-0 on Addy Keylon’s line-drive single to center. Lexi Vogel laced a two-run triple to right field and the Lady Owls were up 8-0.

Sales, batting for the second time, pushed Vogel across with a double to center and the 10th run scored on Mills’ singled to left.

In the third, Mills tripled and scored on an error and scored when Smith reached on an error. Patterson’s double sent Smith home. Moore’s hit scored Patterson.

Sales smacked a two-run double and Mills followed with a two-run triple in the fourth inning.

The first four in Ooltewah’s lineup – Keylon, Vogel, Sales and Mills – went a combined 11 for 15 with 10 RBIs and seven runs scored. The Lady Owls finished with 17 hits.

Sales cracked two doubles with four RBIs and Mills had two triples and three RBIs.

Patterson finished 3 for 4 with three RBIs and two runs scored. Moore was 2 for 2 with two RBIs.

Bradley fell to 3-24 overall and 1-9 in district play.

Earlier in the season, Ooltewah posted a 16-2 over the Bearettes in Cleveland. The Lady Owls scored nine runs in the fourth inning of that game. Ooltewah collected 32 hits in the two games.

Soddy-Daisy 13, Central 1:  The Lady Trojans (26-11) gave starting pitcher Stephanie Blevins an eight-run cushion before she went to the circle.

Blevins worked three innings and gave up one hit and one run while striking out five. Baylie Davis yielded one hit over the final two innings. She fanned three.

Soddy-Daisy, which plays at East Ridge on Tuesday before playing at Walker Valley in a first-place showdown in District 5-3A on Wednesday, struck quickly against Lady Pounders pitcher Jaleesa Smith.

Courtney Sneed stated the Lady Trojans’ first with a bunt single. Blevins singled to left, sending Sneed to third and she stole home for the first run. Laci Mercer and Javaria Smith each walked to load the bases. Kaylin Fugatt’s walk forced in the second run. Hope Ingle followed with a two-run single to center. Fugatt scored on a wild pitch, pushing the lead to 5-0 and Emily Higgins walked to force in another run.

Jayde Baron delivered a run-scoring single to center and Sneed’s second hit in the inning sent Higgins home with the seventh run. The eighth run came across when Mercer reached on an error.

Ingle’s sacrifice fly drove in the ninth run in the second inning.

Baron doubled and Davis and Sneed singled to start the third. Blevins smacked a run-scoring single to center. Mercer’s single to center extended the Lady Trojans’ lead to 12-1 and courtesy runner Makayla Perez scooted home on a wild pitch.

East Hamilton 13, Hixson 0: The Lady Canes’ Brooke McMillian tossed a two-hit shutout against the Hixson Lady Wildcats. She struck out four.

East Hamilton (18-12) erupted for 10 runs in the first inning and finished with 10 hits.

Syvana Rogers, Shelbie Sholtz and Emma Sam Reed each had two hits for the Lady Canes.

Linescores

Bradley Central     001 00 – 1 0 4

Ooltewah               (10)04 4x – 18 17 4

Rogers, Cross (2) and Campbell; Moore and Sales.

Central                  010 00 – 1 2 1

Soddy-Daisy         814 0x – 13 11 0

Smith and Henderson; Blevins, Davis (4) and Baron.

Hixson                   000 0 – 0 2 2

East Hamilton       (10)30 x – 13 10 1

WP – McMillian.

(Contact Larry Fleming at larryfleming44@gmail.com and on Twitter @larryfleming44)

 

 


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