BP Lady Warriors conquer the Wolves
Trish Fortney pitched all seven innings for Big Pine in the Warriorsâ€™ 23-6 win over Coleville. Photo by Deb Murphy
The Big Pine Lady Warriors softball squadâ€™s last series of games has been the antithesis of their baseball counterparts with a winless Yerington tournament, then a runaway win over the Coleville Lady Wolves Tuesday.
But first, the good news. The Warriors walked their way to a 23-6 win over Coleville.
With a total of 27 walks and four hit batters, the Warriors definitely made lemonade out of lemons; the 23 runs were scored on only four legitimate hits.
The Warriorsâ€™ pitcher, Trisha Fortney, went all seven innings with 4 hits, 4 strikeouts and 12 walks.
Big Pine jumped out to a 3-1 lead in the first. The Wolves stayed close with a 7-6 score going into the bottom of the third, then the walk-a-thon got under way. The Warriors scored 5 runs in the fourth, 7 in the fifth and nailed the coffin shut with 4 runs in the sixth.
â€śThe Warrior defense made some outstanding plays,â€ť said coach Bob Church. â€śCatcher Huvi Dewey, third baseman Rachel Gibons and Sissy Root at second were all solid. All nine girls played on defense throughout the game.â€ť
Alicia Peterson: 1 for 2, 4 walks, 3 runs, 1 RBI
Alysha Carrington: 1 for 3, 2 walks, 3 runs, 2 RBI
Sissy Root: 1 for 3, 2 walks, 2 runs, 2 RBI
Sheyanne Wilder: 1 for 4: 2 walks, 1 run, 3 RBI
The 0-4 Yerington record isnâ€™t as dismal as it looks. With the exception of the first 0-13 loss to Whittel, the final three games were all close. Of those 13 runs, only 3 were earned.
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The Warriors lost to Tonopah, 6-10; Mineral County, 8-9, and Silver Stage, 9-11.
The Warriors take on Beatty in a double-header Friday, then travel to Hawthorne Monday, March 19 to take on Mineral County.