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April 9, 2013

HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL: Taming the Hornets

Bearettes pick up big district win with 3-0 shutout of Athens

BROWNSBORO — The Athens Lady Hornets could not get the bats popping during their 3-0 loss to the Brownsboro Bearettes Friday night.

With the loss, first year head coach Jamie Poteete’s Lady Hornets are now 1-6 in district play.

BHS is 12-7-1 and 4-3 in district play with the win.

A scary situation happened in the bottom of the fourth inning as on the first pitch to Karli Wilkerson, Baylee McCurley took over for second base.

On the throw from Athens catcher Josee McNeece to sophomore shortstop Haley Durden, McCurley slid in and clipped Durden above the right eye with her cleat but got the out on McCurley.

Durden was okay but went to the hospital to get stitches for the cut.

Brownsboro picked up their first run of the game in the bottom of the third inning as Baylie Connor walked on four straight pitches to lead off the inning.

Courtesy runner Tara Rawls advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt by Ashlee Williams and went to third on a ground out by Madison Alexander.

On the 1-0 count to Madison Timmerman, Rawls scored on a wild pitch from Hannah Windham for the 1-0 lead.

With the bases loaded later in the inning, Windham was able to work out of a jam as Shelbie Bagby hit a fielder’s choice to Durden, who threw to Hadley Cain to tag out Morgan Barnes at second base to get out of the inning.

BHS scored their final two runs in the bottom of the fifth inning as Alexander reached on a bunt single, advanced to second on a stolen base and reached third on a wild pitch.

Alexander then scored on a sacrifice fly to center fielder Brooke DeShazo.

Later in the inning, Kaitlyn Wariner scored for the 3-0 lead.

Athens was led at the plate by Windam — who went 2-for-3 with two bunt singles, while Cain went 1-for-3.

Barnes and Alexander had two hits each for the Bearettes.

Timmerman picked up the win with a complete game three hitter. She struck out nine and walked one batter.

AHS travels to Canton tonight, while BHS host Mabank. Both games are scheduled for 7 p.m.

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