Lady Warriors end Friday night on good note with win over Greenbriar
Published 10:56 pm Friday, April 1, 2016
South Doyle 9, Happy Valley 3
During day two of the 2016 Eastman Softball Invitational at Domar Park in Kingsport, the Happy Valley Lady Warriors could only muster up one inning of scoring as they dropped their contest with South-Doyle, 9-3.
After the Lady Cherokee posted three runs in the first inning, the Lady Warriors captured three runs in the top of the second to tie things up.
In the second, Kalee Johnson got things rolling for Happy Valley as she made it to first off asingle, before stealing her way to second. With Johnson at second, Kenzie Davis walked her way to first, before Sydney Puckett came to the plate and knocked a single that brought home Johnson. With Puckett and Davis waiting to be brought in, Katie Harner did not disappoint as she blasted a double to bring her two teammates home. Harner finished the game going 1-of-3 with one double and two RBIs.
In the bottom of the second, after the Lady Warriors picked up two quick outs, with Kaitlyn Roberts catching a fly ball in center field and Bailey Hardin striking out a runner,the Lady Cherokees were able to get two on base. However, with a runner at second and first, Happy Valley shortstop Calli Davis scooped up a hard hit grounder and flicked it over to third baseman Emily Whitaker for a forced out.
In the top of the third, Happy Valley’s Olivia Kelly, after getting on with a single, would make her way to third base off a one bagger from Whitaker and a wild pitch. However, with Kelly at third and Whitaker at second, the Lady Warriors suffer three consecutive outs that closed their chances to score.
The Lady Cherokees were able to post two more runs in the bottom of the third.
In the top of the fifth, Happy Valley would have another chance to score with the speedy Roberts getting to first off of a bunt. Roberts would steal her way to second, before making it to third off of a fly out by Kelly. However, the Lady Warriors came up short again as Roberts was left at third.
The Lady Cherokees kept things rolling in the bottom of the fifth as they posted their last four runs of the game.
In the sixth, both Kenzie Davis and Lilly Runningcrane made it to base but without prevail
The Lady Warriors were led from the mound by Bailey Hardin, who tossed for the whole contest. Hardin closed things out with eight hits against her, while picking up two strike outs.