Scorchers fall to Bravehearts in Angels softball showdown
The Bravehearts knocked the Torture Scorchers from the ranks of the unbeaten in an extra-inning battle.
The Bravehearts spoiled the Scorchers' perfect season as they took the league leaders to extra innings and plated a winning run in the bottom half of the eighth.
Shelby Hoff worked the mound six innings for the Bravehearts, fanning 17 batters along the way. She walked on and allowed no hits.
Taylor White came in to close. She collected the win in two innings of work.
She struck out five, walked two and gave up two hits.
Hensley Collins worked six innings for the Scorchers, pitching a one-hitter with 15 strikeouts. She walked two.
Abby McHugh took the mound in relief and took, the loss in two innings.
Bravehearts: J. Waddell 1b; B. Pike 1r; L. Stewart RBI.
Scorchers: H. Collins 1b; H. Hogan 1b.
Bee-Ware 8, Bravehearts 5:
After letting the Bravehearts build a 4-1 lead, the Bees stung their way back into the lead with a four-run rally in the top of the third inning. The Bravehearts answered with a run to tie, but Bee-Ware mustered three runs in the top of the fourth gain their final advantage.
Michelle Curtis got the win for the Bees in a five-inning performance.
Shelby Hoff and Taylor White shared pitching duties for the Bravehearts.
Bee-Ware: Sarah Johnson 2r, 2 RBI; Kelly Swaitkowski 1r; Kelsey Starr 2b, RBI; M. Curtis 2b, 1r, 2 RBI; Raley Sittason 1r; Hayden Watts RBI; Whitney Byford 2b, 2 RBI; Caitlan Harraway 1r; Rachel Wiley 1r; Caty Matthews 1r.
Bravehearts: Allison Russell 2b (2), 1b, 2 RBI; Jessica Waddell 1b (2); Breanna Dean 1b, 1r; S. Hoff 2b, 1b, 1r; Chelsea Bennich HR, 1b, 1r, 3 RBI; Bonnie Pike 2b, 1b; Lindsey Romager 1r; Laura Stewart 2b, 1r.
The Bravehearts claimed a four-run lead in the top of the first inning and spread the gap with 14 runs in the final two innings. The Lil' Angels avoided the shutout with a run in the bottom of the second inning.
Bravehearts: J. Waddell HR, 2r, 4 RBI; B. Dean 3b, 2r, RBI; S. Hoff HR, 3r, 2 RBI; C. Bennich 1r; B. Pike 2b, 3r, RBI; K. Winton 2r, RBI; T. White 2b, 2r, 3 RBI; L. Romager 1r, 2 RBI; Haley Brown 1r, 3 RBI; L. Stewart 1r, RBI.
Lil' Angels: Anna Chappell 1b; Meghan Stephenson HR; Amanda Roden 1b.
Sudden Impact started slow but poured it on late as they swamped 2-Intense.
Danielle Carden, Britney Brother and Lesley Grammer shared the pitching duties for the Impact. Brittney Kerr, Hannah South and Breanna Riley held the mound for 2-Intense.
Sudden Impact: B. Brothers 2r; Dallas Snell 1b (2), 2r, RBI; D. Carden 2b, 2r, 2 RBI; Chelsea McCurdy 2b (2), 2r, 4 RBI; Deleasa Henderson 2r; Bridgette Johnson HR, 1r, 4 RBI; L. Grammer 2b, 1b, 1r, 2 RBI; Bailey Martin 2b, 1r; Grace Cain 2b, 1r, RBI; Carrington Clark 2 RBI; Cassie Watts 1r; Ashley Elrod 1r.
2-Intense: Elizabeth Reburn 1r; B. Riley 2b, 1r, RBI; B. Kerr 2b, 1r, RBI; Savannah Chaney 2b, RBI.
A six-run inning by the Angels spelled victory over the Babes.
Sarah Long was the winning pitcher with seven strikeouts, four walks and two hits. Maria Stejskal provided one inning of relief.
Lisa Wauford was saddled with the loss in three innings for the Babes. Michelle Smith went one inning in relief.
Lil' Angels: A. Chappell 1b, 1r; S. Long 2b, 1r, RBI; M. Stephenson 2b, 1r, 2 RBI; Raeshaun Jones 1b, 1r, RBI; A. Roden 1b (2), 1r; Sarah Hastings 2 RBI; Ceaira Higginbotham 1b; Brianna Smith 1r.
One run in the bottom of the first was sufficient for the win as the Scorchers shutout the Bees.
Hensley Collins worked the mound for five innings in the no-hitter, striking out 15 Bees. She walked four. Michelle Curtis took the loss for the Bee-Ware. She struck out six with one run on one hit.
Chelsea Maze got that one hit, a homerun.
The Bravehearts used a pair of six-run innings to overwhelm the Tigers.
Shelby Hoff got the win for the Bravehearts in two innings of work. She struck out and walked three. Taylor White and Breanna Dean worked three innings of relief.
Tiffany Johnson took the loss for the Tigers.
Bravehearts: A. Russell 2b (3), 3r, 3 RBI; J. Waddell 1b (2), 3 RBI; B. Dean 3b, 1r, RBI; S. Hoff HR, 2b, 1b, 1r, 3 RBI; C. Bennich 1b, 1r; L. Stewart 1b (2), 3r; K. Winton 1r; T. White 1b (2), 2r, 2 RBI; L. Romager 1b, 3r, 2 RBI; H. Brown 2b, 1b, 1r, 2 RBI.
Tony's Tigers: Callie Miller 1b, 1r; T. Johnson 2b, RBI; Amber Compton 1b, RBI; Mekenzie Smithson RBI; Tiffany Clay 1b, 1r; Anna Harrison 1r.
The Bravehearts ripped the 2-Intense squad for six runs in the bottom of the first inning and then played defense for the win. 2-Intense plated three in the third to write the final tally.
Shelby Hoff was the winning pitcher in four innings. She struck out nine and walked five with no hits. Taylor White went two innings of relief.
Brittney Kerr started as pitcher for 2-Intense. Hannah South worked two innings of relief.
Bravehearts: A. Russell 1r; B. Dean 1r; J. Waddell 1b, 1r; S. Hoff RBI; C. Bennich 1r, RBI; B. Pike 1r, RBI; K. Winton 2b, 1r, RBI; T. White 1b, RBI; L. Romager RBI.
2-Intense: H. South 1b, 1r; Cory Livingston 1r; Chelsea Fagan HR, 1r, 3 RBI.
The Scorchers took the lead with three runs in the first and six in the second. The Babes collected their only two runs in the top of the second.
Hensley Collins and Abby McHugh shared pitching chores for the Scorchers. Collins fanned six.
Michelle Smith took the loss for the Babes with seven strikeouts and nine walks.
Torture Scorchers: Amber Lampkins 1b, 3r, RBI; H. Collins 1b (2), 1r, RBI; C. Maze 3b, 2b, 2r, 4 RBI; Christa Long 2b, 1b, 1r, 2 RBI; A. McHugh 1b; Alex Paulsen 1b, 3 RBI; Sara Downey RBI; Jordan Barnette 1b, 1r; Tamara Lampkin HR, 2r, RBI; Haley Hogan 1r; Tiffany Willingham 2r.
Bad News Babes: Lisa Wauford 1b, RBI; Malloree Teague 1b (2); M. Smith 1b; Hayden Grove 1b; Joy Harris 1r; Leah Dobbins 1r; Kaila Mullins 1b; Jessica Perkins RBI.
The Bees and the Tigers fought to a 6-6 tie before the Bee-Ware broke the game open with six runs in the top of the fifth inning.
Michelle Curtis got the pitching wins for the Bees in four innings. She struck out five and walked none. Kelsey Starr worked two innings of relief.
Callie Miller took the loss for the Tigers in four innings. She struck out seven and walked seven. Tiffany Johnson worked two innings of relief.
Bee-Ware: S. Johnson 1r; K. Swaitkowski 1b, 1r; K. Starr 1b (3), 1r; M. Curtis 2b, 1b, 2r, 3 RBI; R. Sittason 1b (2), 1r, RBI; H. Watts 3b, 1b, 1r, 2 RBI; Kayla Bolton 1r; W. Byford 1r; Caroline Helm 1b, 2r, RBI; C. Harraway 3b, 2b, 1r, 4 RBI; R. Wiley RBI.
Tony's Tigers: C. Miller 1b (3), 1r, RBI; T. Johnson RBI; A. Compton 1r; T. Clay 1r; M. Smithson 1r; Olivia Hampton 3b, 1r, 3 RBI; Chandler Beard RBI; Beth Shelton 1r.
The Sudden Impact ran off eight runs in their first at-bat. They added five in the third and played four innings of shutout ball for the win.
Danielle Carden, Britney Brothers and Leslie Grammer shared pitching chores for the Impact, while Anna Chappell and Sarah Long took the loss for the Angels.
Sudden Impact: B. Brothers 1r; D. Carden 1r; D. Henderson 1r, RBI; B. Johnson 2r, RBI; L. Grammer 1b, 2r, RBI; G. Cain 1b, 2r, 2 RBI; C. Clark 1b (2), 2r, 2 RBI; C. Watts HR, 2r, 4 RBI; A. Elrod 1b, 3 RBI.
Lil' Angels: A. Chappell 1b; A. Roden 2b; S. Hastings 1b; C. Higginbotham 2b.
The Babes scored nine runs in the first two innings only to have the 2-Intense gals blaze back with eight runs in the final two innings.
The Wauford sisters, Lisa and Laura shared the pitching duties for the Babes. Lisa got the win with Laura providing the relief.
Brittney Kerr took the loss with Hannah South in relief for 2-Intense
Bad News Babes: Laura Wauford HR, 2r, 4 RBI; M. Teague 1b; M. Smith 2b, RBI; J. Harris 1r; L. Dobbins 1r; K. Mullins 1r; M. Golden 2b, 1r, 2 RBI; Taylor Lance 1r; Marlana Gunn 1r, RBI; Jessica Perkins 1r, RBI.
2-Intense: H. South 2b, 1r, RBI; E. Reburn 1b, 2r; C. Livingston 2b, 1b, 2r, 5 RBI; C. Fagen 1b; B. Kerr 1b, 2 RBI; Mary Emily Greenhill 1b; Hope Lewis 1r; Savannah Lacey 2r.