LADY WARRIORS WIN FALCONS SHOOTOUT-POUND OUT 17 HITS IN 12-7 WIN OVER RFA
Ashley Robinson (left) Courtney Morton (right) give thumbs up after earning tourney awards!
My Hometown Sports took a trip north to Turin on Saturday to visit Turin Firemen’s Field the site of the 2012 South Lewis Falcons Fast Pitch Junior Varsity Shootout.
The Falcons hosted the Whitesboro Lady Warriors junior varsity and the junior varsity squad from Rome Free Academy.
In game one of the tournament RFA was not so nice to the host team, South Lewis as they cruised to a 11-2 victory.
Up next was a matchup between the two longtime rivals Whitesboro and RFA.
When the dust settled in game two of the day, the Whitesboro Lady Warriors pounded out 17 hits and relied on a strong pitching performance by Ashley Robinson who allowed only four earned runs and pitched a complete game as Whitesboro battled its way to a 12-7 victory.
RFA started off the top of the first strong, as leadoff hitter, Brianna Coia took a 1-1 pitch over the head of Warriors right fielder Brianna Smith for double.
Coia scored when Paula Ano singled up the middle to make the score 1-0 visitors.
The Warriors bounced right back, as they did all game long as their leadoff hitter, Courtney Morton, reached base on an error.
Morton scored when Kaylee Gassner drove her in with a single, one of Gassner’s two RBI’s in the game.
Gassner later scored when Smith hit into a fielder’s choice to make the score 2-1 Whitesboro after one.
RFA only had one hit in the frame, a single by Dana Glantza, but scored their runs on three costly errors by the Warrior defense.
Whitesboro bounced right back again in the bottom half, as Robinson singled to right and later scored when Nicole Sergott hit one in the gap in left center to make the score 5-3, RFA.
The problem for RFA was as the game went on Robinson got stronger, the Warrior defense settled down, and their hits began to come far and few between.
Robinson kept the RFA hitters guessing by hitting the corners, and throwing her off speed pitch. The Black Knights weren’t able to string hits together the rest of the way.
In the bottom half of the third the Warrior hit parade began to hit their stride.
Alexa Wojtowycz and Alyssa Trad reached on base on balls, and they were driven home by Morton to make the score 6-5 Whitesboro.
RFA tied the score in the top of the fourth when Alyssa Fazio singled and scored on another costly Whitesboro error.
Once again the Lady Warriors unfazed, bounced right back on the bottom half of the frame when they loaded the bases for Trad who drove a 1-1 fastball into deep left field for a base clearing, two out triple.
Trad later scored when Robinson singled to right center, to make the score 10-6. The Lady Warriors still were not done and made the most of their two outs.
Morton and Nicole Segott both singled, and Gassner’s patience at the plate forced home Robinson to make the score 11-6.
Whitesboro was still able to put another “one” up in the frame though when JaNay Mucitelli singled and scored when Trad hit her second triple of the day, this one to right center.
Trad led the Lady Warriors with 4 RBI’s in the game.
The Black Knights were able to score once more in the top of the seventh when Courtney Fiorenza singled and later scored on a fielder’s choice, but it just wasn’t enough as Robinson ended the day with 8 strikeouts from the circle, and the Lady Warriors put one up in the win column with a 12-7 victory.
Note: Whitesboro’s Ashley Robinson made the All-Tournament team, and Courtney Morton was named Tournament MVP
Whitesboro 12 RFA 7
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
RFA 1 4 1 0 0 0 1 7 8 4
Whitesboro 2 1 3 5 1 0 X 12 17 3
Stars of the Game:
Alyssa Trad – 3 hits, 4 RBI’s, 2 runs scored
Courtney Morton – 3 hits, 2 RBI’s
Ashley Robinson – 3 hits, 2 RBI’s, 2 runs score, complete game pitched, 8 K’s
Kaylee Gassner – 2 hits, 2 RBI’s
JaNay Mucitelli – 2 hits
Alexa Wojtowycz – 2 runs scored
Brianna Coia – 2 hits, 2 runs scored
Courtney Fiorenza – 2 hits, 1 RBI
Paula Ano – 1 hit, 2 RBI’s