Lady Rangers speed past South Greene
Published 5:17 pm Thursday, April 19, 2018
The Creek rose Wednesday, and it was full of hits.
The Unaka Lady Rangers totaled 15 hits on the day as they rolled past South Greene, 11-0, in some nonconference action.
Swinging the most consistent bat, was Lady Rangers Madison Ensor who struck for four hits. Unaka’s Sarah Tipton, Lilly Kiser, and Tayla Shanks all finished with two hits each
“The big thing is we stayed up the whole game,” said Chambers. “You can’t say one individual did it all. I thought it was a great team effort.”
Employing a mean rise ball and changeup, Unaka pitcher Corie Schuettler was the Lady Rebels worst nightmare. Schuettler worked a full seven as she earned the win with 14 strikeouts against zero walks. The senior Ranger finished with only four hits against her. Schuettler’s shut-out performance comes shortly after she nearly threw a perfect game against Sullivan Central over the weekend.
“She is doing excellent for us,” said Chambers about Schuettler. “She is really our one and only pitcher. We have a freshman who is pitching some, but she is sick today. We have another girl who started a little bit this year. She is a great senior and a great leader. I think that is one of her strong suits. She gets the job done for us.”
After two innings, the Lady Rangers had jumped up 6-0 with Tayla Potter and Ensor getting RBI singles in the first before Unaka’s Madison Pierce had an RBI triple in the second.
The Lady Rangers had runs in the fourth and fifth innings to move ahead 8-0 before posting three runs in the sixth inning to move ahead 11-0. Unaka’s Beth Lowe and Sarah Elliot both had big hits late in the game to help the Lady Rangers cause.
Wednesday’s win comes after the Lady Rangers topped University High Tuesday for a conference victory making the Unaka 8-0 in the Watauga Valley Conference.