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Whittell softball takes two from Sparks

Special to the Tribune

In girls softball action this weekend the Lady Warriors faced off against Sparks High School in their first conference double header of the season at Lampe Park.

In the first game the Warriors came away with a convincing 13-8 win over the Railroaders. Amanda Harris once again had a strong showing on the mound by only allowing 2 earned runs, striking out four while only giving up two walks. The Warriors defense got off to a slow start and committed five costly errors in the first half of the game but regrouped to take control of the diamond.

Jessie Sayre had a stellar game at first base digging out and catching everything that came her way, while Gianna Miller proved to be a valuable asset at second base. At the plate the Warriors were led by Emily Harris who went 4-4 that included a two run home run. She was joined by her sister Amanda Harris who also blasted a two run homer.

In the second half of the double header the Warriors continued their winning ways with a 8-7 win over Sparks. Once again Amanda Harris showed why she leads the league in pitching by striking out five batters in her second complete game of the day.

In the third inning the Lady Warriors pulled off a rare 6-3-5 triple play. The Railroaders had runners on second and first when Soto of Sparks hit a line drive that shortstop Megan Miller was able to snag and catch the runner off of first. First basemen Jessie Sayre made a perfect throw to third basemen Brianna Brewer to complete the triple play when Cardenas of Sparks tried to advance on the throw.

At the plate Miller led the Warriors by going 4-4 and continues to frustrate opposing catchers with a league leading 13 stolen bases on 13 attempts.

The Whittell Warriors will host Hug High School this Wednesday at Lampe Park, game starts at 4:30 pm.


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