Six games were played this past Monday and Tuesday that saw both the baseball and softball squads from Quitman win big and both Weston teams, along with the J-H girls, fall hard. The Lady Wolverines took honors on Monday by blasting Class 3A Union Parish in Farmerville, while Many whipped the Weston baseballers and Saline smashed the Lady Tigers. All three contests were called early per the “mercy rule. ” The Wolverines kept with the “ten run rule” theme on Tuesday when they mashed Many but both Weston and Quitman lost in softball games, albeit in different fashion.
(Monday. March 22nd) – Quitman 16 Union 1: The “young guns” were at it again. For the second time this season, 7th grader, Maggie Guyotte gunned down the Lady Farmers to improve to 5-2 on the season while 8th grader Deal hit a home run and a double, scored three and drove in three to up her batting average to an even .500 on the year. Madison Chaplin, played “deuces wild” with 2 hits in 2 at bats, 2 runs scored, 2 RBI and 2 steals while Jada Naron and Skylar Hall almost did the same, as both rolled “two’s” in RBI and runs scored. Taylor Harvey scored three runs and Karley Huckaby two. Quitman led by a 2-1 margin after one inning but sent 15 batters to the plate in the second to score 11 and put the game out of reach. Guyotte, who also scored three runs and only allowed two hits on the mound, Chaplin and Deal got two hits each in the frame. All nine starters for Quitman got at least one RBI.
WP- Guyotte (5-2), LP – n/a
2B – Deal, Huckaby, Naron
HR – Deal
RBI – Deal 3, Chaplin 2, Hall 2, Naron 2, Brymer, Guyotte, Harvey, Huckaby, Vail
SB – Chaplin
(Monday) – Saline 19 JHHS 6: Just one game after almost winning their first of the year before falling by one to Ringgold it was more of the same for J-H, who got ‘ten run ruled” for the tenth time in their twelve losses without a victory. The Lady Tigers sent nine to the plate in the first and again in the third but seven runners left on base, thirteen walks and six errors hurt their chances as Saline scored eight runs over the last two innings to put the game away. Ava Toms slapped a double and scored four runs to pace Saline while Madalyn Freeman got two hits and reached base all three times for the Lady Tigers as did Amber Melton. Saline improved to 13-6 on the year.
WP – Jordan Williams, LP – Amber Melton
2B – Jordan Williams
3B – Kelly
(Monday) Many 12 Weston 1– The Wolves fell for the third straight time as Many’s Hayden Evans scattered three singles and allowed only one earned run. Two errors and a walk after one out opened the flood gates for the Class 2A Tigers in the first that staked them to a 6-0 lead. Bryce Zehr scored Weston’s only run in the third after coaxing a walk, stealing second, going to third on Davis Tolar’s first of two singles in the game and coming home when Cooper Delaney reached on the third walk of the inning. Caleb Waters got the other Weston hit. Cole Satler did the damage for Many with two doubles and five RBI
WP – Evans, LP – Tolar
RBI – Delaney
SB – Zehr
(Tuesday) Quitman 16 Many 1 – One day after Cole Satler lifted Many past Weston offensively, he got shelled on the mound by Quitman to the tune of 16 runs in the Wolverines second home game of the season. Ty Simonelli led the way with three hits that included a pair of doubles, scored three, stole a base and had four RBI and was assisted by Logan Ponder who drove in five and gave up just one run in five innings on the mound for his third straight victory. Luke Morgan reached base all four times with three hits and a walk leading to three runs scored and Ian Tilley (RS, SB, RBI), Cam Hollis (RS, 2RBI,. 2SB), Kyler West (2RS, 2RBI, SB) and Blake Carter (2B, 2RS) all got a pair of hits apiece. It was a 10 run fourth that put the game away after Quitman had scored six in the first two innings.
WP – Ponder (3-0), LP – Satler
2B – Simonelli 2, Carter, Ponder
RBI – Ponder 5, Simonelli 4, Hollis 2, West 2, Morgan, Smith, Tilley
SB – Hollis 2, Simonelli, Tilley, West
(Tuesday) Lakeside 11 Weston 0 – Lexi Barmore, who got two hits and Emma Kate McBride slapped doubles and Mary Catherine Hay got a hit but that was all Weston could muster against powerful Lakeside, who goose egged the Lady Wolves in five innings by scoring in every frame. Nine free passes by three Weston hurlers bolstered by two timely Lakeside home runs did the damage for the Lady Gators, ranked 5th in Class 2A with a 15-4 record and dropped Weston to 4-13 on the year and their third straight loss.
WP – n/a, LP – Tolar (1-2)
2B – Barmore, McBride
(Tuesday) Beekman-Charter 2 Quitman : Cali Deal gave up only 2 hits to visiting Beekman-Charter but the most critical of two errors made by Quitman in the top of the fourth allowed two runs to cross, including one that came all the way around from first base, that stood up as Quitman had their lowest scoring game of the season. Quitman cut the lead in half in the bottom of the fifth and looked primed to go ahead but winning pitcher Candence Gray, who struck out 14 on the night and was one of the better pitchers Quitman has faced this year, K’d two in a row with the bases loaded to preserve the victory. Jada Naron scored the only run for the Lady Wolverines after leading off with a single. Karley Huckaby followed with a hit and after one out Madison Chaplin, who got two hits on the night to lead the team, got another to load the bases. The sacks remained full after Madeline Vail stroked an RBI single but that was as close as Quitman got as those three who were part of 7 runners on base in the contest were stranded.
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WP – Gray, LP – Deal (8-4)
RBI – Vail
SB – Chaplin, Vail, Williams