Cali Deal pitched a no-hitter and hit a home run to pace Quitman to a three inning, 16-0 swamping of Simsboro this past Thursday that clinched their second straight undefeated, district 2B title. Adding the pair of victories on Friday and Saturday each as host of the 2nd annual Quitman Tourney, that boasted 17 teams, the Lady Wolverines ran their unbeaten streak to a season best six games and saw their overall record sky rocket to 17-5 on the season. The triumphant weekend also paid dividends in the Class B power points as Quitman closes out the week with a #4 ranking.
District domination! The Lady Wolverines couldn’t have been more dominant in district 2B play. In three games Quitman outscored Weston, Choudrant and Simsboro by a combined 40-0 margin. Freshman hurler Cali Deal, now 6-2 on the year, pitched each of the 14 total innings played over the three games, racking up two no-hitters and striking out a total of 36 batters. This includes 17 against Choudrant and 12 against Weston.
Season high in steals! Quitman pounded Simsboro pitching for nine hits in just three innings and reached seven more time on errors, including five times in the third inning. What is more impressive is what happened after the batters got on base. They stole one and another and another and another…. you could keep doing that for 11 times to easily account for a season best in swipes. Madeline Vail and Madison Chaplin led the way with three thefts each with Anna Leach getting a pair.
Chaplin also scored three runs with Vail, Maggie Guyotte, Maddie Kaye Brymer, Skylar Hall and Karley Huckaby adding two more each. Marley Bell hit her first triple of the year, scored a run and knocked in two more.
Quitman 4 3 9 – 16 9 0
Simsboro 0 0 0 – 0 0 7
LP – Wheeler
3B – Bell
HR – Deal
RBI – Deal 3, Bell 2, Chaplin, Guyotte, Brymer,
RS – Chaplin 3, Vail 2, Guyotte 2, Brymer 2, Hall 2, Huckaby 2
SB – Vail 3, Chaplin 3, Leach 2, Brymer, Williams, Huckaby
Lady Wolverines go 4-0 in tourney play
A rarely seen offensive exploit and a what has become a normal, run of the mill pitching exhibition led Quitman to a pair of opening night victories followed by back-to-back 16 run outbursts that gave them two more on Saturday. In the first two games on Friday, the Lady Wolverines took out a pair of Class 3A teams, North Webster and Caldwell, by 12-8 and 5-0 scores. On Saturday, Quitman stepped up in class and in run production to beat Class 5A Parkway 16-6 and Class 4A Minden 16-2. Eleven times now, Quitman has beaten a team from a higher classification.
Quitman 12 North Webster 8: (Friday) In the first game, Quitman spotted Northwood two runs before scoring seven in the bottom of the second and three more in the third to win their third straight.
Madison Chaplin scored three times and stole an incredible 7 bases after reaching base in all four at bats on three hits and getting hit by a pitch. The theft total is a career best for the speed merchant who took over the team lead with 23 and is believed to be a single game school record.
Cali Deal, Skylar Hall and Maddie Kaye Brymer also played big role in the offensive production as each had three hits in four at bats. Deal added 3 RBI and 2 runs scored, Hall stole a career best 3 bases knocked in two and scored two and Brymer knocked in a run and scored one. Winning pitcher, Maggie Guyotte, helped her own cause with two RBI and Anna Leach scored two and knocked in a run.
Northwood 2 0 0 1 1 4 0 – 8 9 4
Quitman 0 7 3 1 0 1 x – 12 15 2
WP – Guyotte (8-2)
LP – Campbell
2B – Deal
RBI – Deal 3, Guyotte 2, Hall 2, Brymer, Leach
RS – Chaplin 3, Deal 2, Hall 2, Leach 2, Brymer, Vail, Williams
SB – Chaplin 7, Hall 3, Leach, Vail, Brymer
Quitman 5 Caldwell 0: (Friday) While it was a very impressive showing, it was what has turned out to be just another day at the office for Cali Deal. Fresh off pitching a no-hitter the day before, the freshman fireballer struck out 12 and gave up only a meaningless single in the fifth inning. The effort gave her six shut outs on the season and the strikeout total was the fifth time that Deal has struck out 10 or more batters in a game, JUST IN THE MONTH OF MARCH.
Quitman played “small ball” to jump out to a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the second. Madeline Vail walked and then went to third on a sacrifice bunt by Madison Chaplin who ended up at second after an errant throw to first by the Caldwell pitcher. Vail then took home and Chaplin followed on another bunt by Averie Williams that was ruled a single. Both advanced a base and Vail scored on an offensive interference.
The Lady Wolverines then broke out the big bats to add a run in the third as Deal helped her own cause by roping a triple. Maggie Guyotte followed with a double. Anna Leach led off the fifth with a hit and scored to up the lead to 4-0 before Madison Chaplin got hit by a pitch to open the sixth inning, stole two bases and scored on a double by Karley Huckaby.
Caldwell 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 – 0 1 3
Quitman 0 2 1 0 1 1 x – 5 7 0
WP – Deal (7-2)
LP – Kelly
2B – Guyotte, Huckaby
3B – Deal
RBI – Guyotte, Vail, Williams, Huckaby
RS – Chaplin 2, Deal, Vail, Leach
SB – Chaplin 2
Quitman 16 Parkway 6: (Saturday) It could be said the Lady Wolverines got a “Hall Pass” against Class 5A Parkway. To be exact it was a Skylar Hall pass. The often overlooked, but valuable mainstay in the vaunted Quitman offense reached base all four times and knocked in a career bet six runs to pave the way to the five-inning, “mercy rule” victory. Three different times Hall knocked in a pair of runs with a single in the first inning and doubles in both the fourth and fifth innings.
Hall was not the only offensive star. Madeline Vail also had a huge day at the plate as she also reached base in all four at bats, scored a season best four runs and knocked in three on the strength of a second inning home run. Maddie Kaye Brymer got two hits, stole a base and scored three runs while both Call Deal and Maggie Guyotte hit a double and scored twice. Madison Chaplin also scored two runs after getting a hit and walking twice and Karley Huckaby got into the act by getting a hit, scoring a run, knocking one in and stealing a base. Guyotte got the win to improve to 9-2 on the year.
Parkway 0 0 0 6 0 – 6 6 3
Quitman 4 4 1 5 2 – 16 12 1
WP – Guyotte (9-2)
LP – Thorton
2B – Hall 2, Deal, Guyotte
HR – Vail
RBI – Hall 6, Vail 3, Deal, Guyotte Brymer, Huckaby, Leach
RS – Vail 4, Brymer 3, Deal 2, Guyotte 2, Chaplin 2, Huckaby
SB – Brymer, Huckaby, Guyotte
Quitman 16 Minden 2: (Saturday) When you are hot, you are hot and the Lady Wolverines offense is scorching. Fresh off scoring in every inning the game before, Quitman did it again in the nightcap to tame the Tide. Five runs in the first and fourth innings sandwiched three in both the second and third as Quitman extended their scoring streak to 11 straight innings over three games. The way the “terrific ten” saw the ball this past weekend, the streak most probably would have been extended but the 16 runs was all that was needed to end the game after four frames. Stay tuned……
It couldn’t have been a much better weekend for the Lady Wolverines and especially for Madison Chaplin. After demonstrating her incredible speed and adeptness on the base paths in the tourney opener the QHS centerfielder proved she packs a powerful punch as well. Hitting in the five hole Chaplin blasted a double and a triple to knock in three and score three.
Nine players scored including Averie Williams who knocked in four runs after going 3 for 3 and hitting a sacrifice fly. Unquestionably the most productive 8th grader in the entire state, Maggie Guyotte, went 3/3 to raise her batting average to .516 on the year, second best on the team. Her solo shot in the second inning was her 5th “four bagger” this season and 32nd RBI, both team best’s. Freshman, Cali Deal, also hit a two run “round tripper” in the third, which accounted for half of her 4 RBI in the game. Madison Vail stole two bases and scored twice as did Anna Leach and just in case you didn’t know, she is only in the SEVENTH GRADE. Talk about “Young Guns.”
Minden, coached by Weston High graduate and former star, Shelby Leach, opened the game with a single, double and sacrifice fly to score two runs. That was all the runs and hits the Tide would get the rest of the way though as “The Real” Deal, struck out 9 to run her record to 8-2 on the year.
Minden 2 0 0 0 0 – 2 2 5
Quitman 5 3 3 5 x – 16 16 0
WP – Deal (8-2)
LP – Ryan
2B – Chaplin
3B – Chaplin
HR – Deal, Guyotte
RBI – Williams 4, Deal 4, Chaplin 3, Huckaby, Hall, Guyotte, Vail
RS – Chaplin 3, Vail 2, Guyotte 2, Leach 2, Deal, Brymer, Davis, Williams, Huckaby
SB – Vail 2, hall, Huckaby, Leach
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