Softball Round-Up: East Hamilton Shuts Out Cleveland On Rogers' 15 K's
Red Bank, Sale Creek, Walker Valley, Central Post Wins
Tuesday, March 23, 2021 - by special to The Chattanoogan.com
Syerra Rogers’ pitching proved to be too much for Cleveland Tuesday afternoon as East Hamilton rode her arm to a 5-0 shutout. Rogers went the distance allowing only two hits and striking out 15 Lady Raider batters.
The visiting Lady Canes picked up the only run they would need in the first inning when a Rogers single chased home Reese Knox. East Hamilton picked up four more runs in the sixth inning when Henley Apps and Danielle Wasserstrom each had a pair of RBIs.
Knox and Emma Sam Reed each had two hits for East Hamilton and Wasserstrom had a homerun.
Red Bank 12, Hixson 0: Taylor Bono went four for four for the Lady Lions, whose offense continued to roll in a run-rule shortened win over Hixson.
Bono had four singles and scored three runs.
Teammate Bailee Phillips got the pitching decision as she tossed a no-hitter with seven strikeouts over four innings. Phillips, along with Zoe Helms had homeruns for Red Bank. Phillips was also perfect at the plate, going three for three, while Helms was three for four. Lexie Wright collected two hits for Red Bank
Sale Creek 5, Whitwell 4: The Lady Panthers scored a run in the bottom of the fifth inning to break a 4-4 tie with Whitwell and then held on for the win.
Brooke Raines picked up two hits for Sale Creek as well as picking up the win in the circle. Raines went six and one-third innings, scattering seven hits and striking out five.
The Lady Tigers’ Maria Basham went the distance in the loss. Basham, Brooklyn Morrison and Ava Layne had doubles for Whitwell, while freshman Mallory O’Neal tripled.
Walker Valley 6, Bradley Central 1: Meanwhile, up I-75 the Lady Mustangs went on the road and proved to be rude guests as they beat up on Bradley, 6-1.
Walker Valley broke on top early in the first inning when Marilyn Kidd singled home Alexis Thornton, who had reached on a base on balls. The Lady Mustangs added two more that inning along with two in the third and one in the fourth. Bradley scored their lone marker in the bottom of the third.
Sierra Brown had two hits for Walker Valley.
Madison Tedrow got the start for the Bearettes and went six innings
Central 11, East Ridge 8: The home-standing Lady Pounders jumped out early and then held on for the 11-8 win over East Ridge. Central’s Calli Morgan drove in five runs on the power of a pair of doubles.
Both team’s offenses came raedy to do damage as the Lady Pounders pounded out 11 hits and the Lady Pioneers collected 13 on the game.
In addition to delivering her five RBIs, Morgan also got the pitching win, going the distance and striking out seven.
Along with Morgan, Malorie Parris had two hits, while teammate Kassy Griffith was a perfect three for three, including a two-bagger. East Ridge’s Ally Goodwin went three for three and Chelsea Lindsey Amiyah Williams and Kelsey Fincher all picked up two hits on the day.
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