PREP SOFTBALL ROUNDUP: Flora slips past Newton on fourth-inning home run
- Author: Leroy Wright Apr 11, 2018,
Apr 11, 2018, 7:30
Gavin Cross and Davis Hall continue to get the job done for the Tennessee High Vikings.
Caravel set the tone in the first, using two walks and three errors to score a run, and then an RBI single by Joey Silan gave them a 2-0 lead.
Two of those innings belonged to senior Carson Webb, who combined with junior Aiden McDonough to allow just three hits and one unearned run over the final five innings Monday as Dover (0-1) almost came all the way back from an early 5-0 deficit.
Johnny Blake also drove in a run. But a strong throw from Ryan Schrad, and a slide which started too far from home plate by Van Otterloo, resulted in an inning-ending play at the plate. He fanned two, walked one and hit a batter.
Perry Imler had a double and a triple and the visiting Bulldogs defeated the Indians in three innings in the opener. Scott tanked the first pitch she saw deep into the pine trees in left center for her first home run in 152 at-bats. "We graduated three from last season and have three seniors this year".
Gavin Incrocci threw the final two innings, with a strikeouts, to pick up his first save of the season.
The Continentals recorded one run in the second inning, five in the fourth, two in the fifth, two in the sixth and one in the eighth for the win. The Mustangs got a walk-off home run from catcher Riley Suits to defeat David Crockett, 2-1, in the semi-finals, before winning over Cookeville in the finale.
The Panthers also got a double and three RBIs from Tyler Waddle.
Battle trailed 7-0 heading into the bottom of the fourth inning before getting on the scoreboard with one run and adding two more in the fifth.
Madison McConnell had a hit and two RBI for the Trojans.
Davis Brown '19 started on the mound for Amherst, throwing six innings and allowing nine hits and five earned runs, with four Ks for good measure. Goodwin had a team-high three RBIs.
At Willits, with the threat of more rain in the forecast, the Kelseyville Knights and Willits Wolverines pushed up a scheduled Tuesday game in Willits to Monday and the Knights prevailed behind Allison Bryant's three-hitter and a Cassandra Villalobos three-run home run.
The following day, SEU continued conference play against Newman (13-7, 1-3 HC) by taking a 2-1 lead after doubles play, taking four of five completed singles matches to top Newman by a 6-2 decision.
In the nightcap, Spain worked six shutout innings with four strikeouts and four hits allowed and Brandy Lee-Lehano pitched a scoreless seventh.
Nate Raydo, Logan Gourley, Michael Goodwin and Jaydn Lingle added two hits apiece.
Sierra Milhorne and Maggie Blevins provided Holston's only hits.
The Tigers, who host the Knights (13-10, 5-1) at 6 p.m. Tuesday, registered their 13th mercy-rule victory of the season.
Wellington (2-2, 1-2) generated all of its offense in the third inning. When we have Evan on the mound it gives us hitters confidence, and I know that when we score some runs it gives Evan a lot of confidence, too. "We had some ups and downs with wins and loses, but overall played as a team and (we) are going to use the success from past year to move forward".
Game one saw Robertson going 1-for-2 with a double. No other details were provided.
The Falcons collected 24 hits en route to a Mountain 7 District win over the Generals. He made two mistakes, an RBI single to Jonathan Segovia in the third and a solo homer to Phillip Steering in the first.
Battle also got an assist from Chase Ratliff and four saves by Parker Smith.