Lady Warriors win
BEVERLY – Warren High School pounded out 17 base hits and got some outstanding starting pitching from Sarah Greenlee as the visiting Lady Warriors rolled to an 11-1 win over the Fort Frye Lady Cadets Wednesday evening.
Greenlee went the distance allowing just four base hits and a run while the first six hitters in the Warrior lineup collected at least two base hits apiece.
“We really came out swinging the bats well with runners in scoring position,” said Warren head coach Jenny Lynch. “We have been stranding a lot of base runners lately and that was our main focus tonight.”
Warren still managed to strand nine base runners in the game but many of those came after they had already put multiple runs on the scoreboard.
Lead-off batter Elisabeth Williams doubled to open the game and came around to score on a sacrifice fly by center fielder Avery Grayson.
The Lady Warriors struck for four more runs in the second inning off of Fort Frye starting pitcher Jada Baker.
Kylee Lynch got the inning started with a an opposite field double and Greenlee singled her in with the second run of the game.
One out later Adriana Sevy singled and second baseman Chloe Corser followed with a two-run single to increase the lead to four runs before Emilie Mallett capped the scoring with another RBI single to give Warren a 5-0 lead.
The Warriors got three more runs on one big swing of the bat in the fourth inning when junior Taylor Cross drilled a three-run home run well over the fence in left field to turn the game into a rout.
“Taylor really likes those pressure situations and she sure came through for us tonight,” said Lynch of Cross.”
While the Warrior bats were doing plenty of damage, Greenlee was breezing through the Cadet lineup as she tossed five scoreless innings before the Fort finally got to her in the bottom of the sixth for their lone run of the game.
With one out, Mikaela Dyar tripled on a deep drive to right center field and catcher Tanner Booth brought her in with a double to the fence in center field.
Unfortunately for the Lady Cadets, that would be all the offense they could muster off of Greenlee, who walked two and fanned six to gain the win for Warren.
The Lady Warriors scored three more times in the top of the seventh on a two-run single by Williams and a sacrifice fly by Mallett.
The win improved Warren’s season mark to 7-2, while the Lady Cadets slipped to 1-7 with the loss.
Fort Frye will be right back in action today when they travel to Frontier while Warren will visit Jackson on Friday.