Schussel fans 11, but Warriors lose
Bryce Schussel struck out 11 and walked only one, but the Whittell High pitcher also surrendered 13 hits and his teammates committed seven errors as Yerington claimed a 14-3 victory over the Warriors.
“It was a pretty good performance, but we couldn’t give Bryce any defense,” said Whittell coach Doyle Wilson, whose team dropped to 1-6 in league play, 4-10 overall. Yerington is 6-4, 10-10-2.
It was Schussel’s second-best performance of the season, strikeout-wise (he fanned 15 in the opening game of the season). And his strikeout total was even more impressive considering that the game lasted only five innings (due to the 10-run rule). But Yerington made the most of things when it did hit the ball – scoring four in the first for all the offense it would need.
Whittell scored two in the bottom of the first on consecutive doubles by Trent Gordon, Brandon Lee and Schussel – but that was all the offense the Warriors could muster until scoring a run in the fifth.
Whittell meets Hawthorne in a doubleheader on Saturday at Lampe Field in Minden.
Aurora Terry led off the bottom of the first inning with a home run, but that was about the only highlight for Whittell High in a 14-1 softball loss to Yerington on Tuesday.
Yerington scored eight runs in the top of the first to quickly put the game out of reach. Whittell’s only other hit in the contest was Ingrid Manzano’s single in the fifth.
The Warriors dropped to 0-8 in league, 0-11 overall. Whittell meets Hawthorne on Saturday for a doubleheader beginning at 11 a.m. at Lampe Field in Minden.
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