Tuesday, February 20, 2018

ET Softball: Lady Lobos, Pine Tree, Carthage, Hallsville pick up wins, more

Feb. 16, 2017 at 10:45 p.m.

Longview's Kerris Cameron runs to first, on Thursday February 16, 2017, during their game with Brook Hill in the Lady Lobo Classic at Lear Park. (Michael Cavazos/News-Journal Photo)


LONGVIEW WINS 2: Jianna Miller and Kennedy Cameron earned pitching wins, and the Longview Lady Lobos opened the season with a couple of wins at their own tournament — knocking off Mount Pleasant Chapel Hill (6-1) and Brook Hill (9-0).

In the win over MPCH, Miller struck out two, walked none and allowed an unearned run on three hits in five innings.

At the plate, LaTrice Davis doubled and drove in two runs, and Miller helped her own cause with a single and two RBIs.

Cameron struck out five, walked one and allowed only one hit in five innings against Brook Hill.

Longview backed her with eight hits, including triples from Alexandria Johnson, Kaniya Henderson and Kerris Cameron. Kerris Cameron added a single and finished with three RBIs, and Johnson singled and drove in two runs.

PINE TREE WINS 2: Madalyn Alexander pitched a pair of shutouts, Robin Jackson and Haley Morgan both launched home runs and Pine Tree opened the season with wins over Daingerfield (12-0) and Brook Hill (6-0) at the Lady Lobo Classic.

Against Daingerfield, Alexander struck out 15, walked none and gave up two hits in 5.2 innings. Jackson homered, doubled and drove in three runs to lead the way offensively. Morgan, Dajah Montgomery and Sydney Robinson all doubled, with Montgomery adding a single and two RBIs. Na'Keyia Fisher and Julie Waddell had two hits an an RBI apiece, and Adrienne Pena drove in a run.

Morgan homered, doubled and drove in three runs in the win over Bullard. Fisher, Jackson and Lexie Green all drove in runs to back another strong outing from Alexander, who fanned 14, walked one and allowed just two hits in 5.1 innings.

The tournament continues today at Lear Park.

ORE CITY SPLITS: Hannah Pendarvis and Abbi Smith homered during a seven-run sixth inning, and the Ore City Lady Rebels rallied for a 9-3 win over Quitman.

Also on Thursday, the Lady Rebels dropped a 14-10 decision to Daingerfield.

Pendarvis hit a three-run shot in the seventh and finished the day 3-for-4 with two doubles, a home run and five RBIs against Quitman. Tori Pena added two hits and two RBIs, and Morgan Clawson chipped in with two hits an an RBI.

Clawson earned the pitching win. She struck out two and walked one in six innings.

In the loss to Daingerfield, Clawson had three hits nd two RBIs, and Gracie Allen, Shasta Hickman, Brandee Gabaldon and Faith Capps all added two hits. Allen drove in three runs, Gabaldon two and Capps one.

Ore City will face Pine Tree at 1:45 p.m. and Longview at 5:15 p.m. today.


CARTHAGE WINS 2: CARTHAGE — Chelcie Pierce tossed a four-inning perfect game, and Taylor Wills allowed just one run in the opener for Carthage as the Lady Dawgs earned wins over Sabine (8-0) and Chapel Hill (3-1) at the Dawg Fight Tournament.

Pierce struck out nine against Sabine, and leadoff hitter Kayman Courtney banged out two hits and drove in three runs to pace the offense. Mynasia Bowman added two hits and an RBI, and Pierce and Kalli Cuff also drove in runs.

Against Chapel Hill, Wills struck out four, walked none and allowed one earned run on six hits in four innings.

Cuff tripled. Pierce doubled and drove in a run and Hope Kruebbe and Kimberlyn Worsham also added RBIs for Carthage.

MARSHALL SPLITS: CARTHAGE — The Marshall Lady Mavs opened play at the Dawg Fight with a 5-4 win over Beckville, and later dropped a 13-8 decision to Whitehouse.

In the win over Beckville, Kinley Wilkins singled and drove in three runs to lead the way offensively. Haylie Rich had two hits an an RBI.

Peyton West struck out three, walked four and gave up four earned runs on four hits in four innings for the pitching win.

Against Whitehouse, Gabby Moore doubled, singled and drove in two runs and Wilkins added a single and two RBIs. Rich chipped in with two hits, and Maycee Griffin drove in a run.

HUGHES SPRINGS WINS 2: CARTHAGE — Peyton Blythe homered twice and drove in four runs on the day, and Marisol Kennedy tossed a perfect game, leading the Hughes Springs Lady Mustangs to wins over Whitehouse (8-1) and Pittsburg (4-0).

In the win over Whitehouse, Blythe belted a pair of home runs, tripled and drove in three. Kensley Echols tripled and drove in a run, and Kennedi Northam and Haylee Wilson had two runs apiece. Northam, Marisol Kennedy, Abbye McKinney, Shelbie Fickling and Echols all drove in runs.

Zoe Lanier earned the pitching win, striking out five, walking one and allowing one earned run on three hits in four innings.

Against Pittsburg, Kennedy was perfect inside the circle for the Lady Mustangs. She struck out seven in six innings. Wilson doubled and drove in two runs, and Kennedy had two hits an an RBI. Blythe also drove in a run.

JEFFERSON DROPS 2: CARTHAGE — The Jefferson Lady Bulldogs fell to Chapel Hill (9-0) and Jasper (5-1) in the opening round of the Dawg Fight Tournament.

Against Chapel Hill, Jefferson managed two hits — a double by Hannah Welch and a single from Carley Chambers. Welch struck out 11 and walked just one to shoulder the pitching loss.

Chambers and Welch had two hits apiece in the loss to Jasper. Welch struck out five and walked three in the losing effort.


HALLSVILLE WINS 2: FORNEY — The Hallsville Ladycats opened the Kayla Whatley era with a pair of one-run wins, defeating Creekview (6-5) and Allen 12-11) on Thursday at the Forney ISD Tournament.

Against Creekview, Jesse Smith delivered a walk-off, RBI double to plate Madison McElroy in the bottom of the fifth. Jaydin Ainsworth, Taylor Freeman and McElroy all doubled for the Ladycats, and McElroy earned the pitching win in relief of Shonna Tausch.

Lorena Ramirez and Freeman drove in three runs apiece for Hallsville against Allen in a game that saw the Ladycats score 11 runs in the second inning. Ramirez tripled, doubled and singled, and Freeman, Ainsworth and McElroy all added a double and single apiece. Emily Morin doubled once and scored twice.

McElroy was the winning pitcher.

Hallsville will face Waxahachie at 9:30 a.m. and Frisco Independence at 12:30 p.m. today.

WHITE OAK WINS 2: FORNEY — Jessica Patak and KayLynn Larrison combined on a five-inning no-hitter, leading the White Oak Ladynecks past Highland Park, 9-0.

Patak got the win, striking out five with no walks in two innings. Larrison fanned seven and walked none in three frames.

Ryan Owens, Maci Teague and Patak all doubled for the Ladynecks, with Patak adding a single and two RBIs and Owens and Teague both chipping in with a single and two RBIs apiece. Kayla Hunter and Samantha McGRew had two hits and two RBIs apiece.

Also on Thursday, Patak tossed a one-hitter at Richardson Pearce in an 8-0 win. She struck out 12 andn did not walk a batter in five innings.

Owens doubled three times and drove in a run to lead the way offensively. Kara Carter doubled and singled. Patak added a double and two RBIs, and Alexis Herrera and Teague drove in runs.


KILGORE DROPS 2: LUFKIN — The Kilgore Lady Bulldogs dropped a pair of games to open the Hudson Tournament, falling to West Sabine (9-6) and Corrigan-Camden (13-0).

In the loss to West Sabine, Kristen Wilson, Elizabeth Idlett and Aubrey Norris had two hits apiece. Wilson and Idlett doubled, with Idlett driving in a run, and Norris plated two runs.

Against Corrigan-Camden, Bailey Downing was hit by a pitch in the fourth inning to break up a perfect game. Downing also swiped a base.

Kilgore will face Newton at 10:45 a.m. and Alto at 4 p.m. today.


WEST RUSK 17, JOHN TYLER 1: NEW LONDON — Makana Morton pitched a no-hitter, Maeghan Davis belted a three-run home run and the West Rusk Lady Raiders rolled to a 17-1 win over John Tyler.

Morton struck out eight and helped herself at the plate with two hits, two stolen bases and three runs scored. Natalie Farrow added two hits, and Brooklyn Floyd added a triple.



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