Lady Guard’s big bats claim 2-0 finish

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Brook Hill Lady Guard 19, John Tyler Lady Lions 0, FINAL

BH: 6 5 5 3 - 19

JT: 0 0 0 X - 0

The Brook Hill Lady Guard varsity softball team made its way back into action last week, as the team competed at the Whitehouse Softball Tournament, held Thursday through Saturday, March 1-3, at Whitehouse High School.

In the first round of the Whitehouse Softball Tournament, the Lady Guard was matched up against the John Tyler Lady Lions.

Brook Hill marched its way to the early lead with a strong performance at the plate in the first inning, as six runners found their way around the base path and across home plate.

While keeping the attack of the Lady Lions at bay with strong pitching and defensive efforts, the Lady Guard continued their attack offensively, as Brook Hill swung for a total of five runs in both the top of the second and third innings, giving the Lady Guard a 16-0 lead over the Lady Lions.

Although the contest had virtually already been decided, Brook Hill continued to overpower the competition, amassing three more runs in the top of the fourth inning, as the Lady Guard claimed the victory over the Lady Lions in a run-ruled contest, 19-0.

The march to victory for Brook Hill was made possible thanks to the team’s 12 hits in the contest, while John Tyler was only able to collect one hit in the contest, as well as two fielding errors.

Leading the charge for the Lady Guard against the Lady Lions was the Brook Hill trio of Presley Mizell, Neely Clark, and Grace Yeager, turning in performances of 2-2 with two runs batted in each. Mizell also picked up two stolen bases in the contest.

Other significant contributors for Brook Hill against John Tyler included Kasey Anderson, going 2-2 with one RBI; McKenna Lovelady, going 1-2 with two RBIs; Maddie Anthony, going 1-1 with two RBIs; Micah Lovelady, going 1-1 with one RBI; Kaitlyn Juarez, going 1-1; Mary Roberts, going 0-1 with one RBI; Vanna Dean, going 0-2 with one RBI; and Claire Cannon, going 0-0 with one RBI.

In the circle earning the win for the Lady Guard was Anderson (2-0), allowing no hits and no runs, while striking out two and walking one, in one inning of work.

The Brook Hill coaching staff elected to use the sisterly duo of McKenna Lovelady and Micah Lovelady as relief pitchers in the matchup against John Tyler.

McKenna Lovelady allowed not hits and no runs, while striking out two, in one inning of pitching, while Micah Lovelady allowed one hit and no runs, while striking out one and walking three, in one inning of work.

Brook Hill Lady Guard 4, Chapel Hill Lady Bulldogs 1, FINAL

CHS: 1 0 0 0 - 1

BH: 0 0 4 X - 4

In the second round of the Whitehouse Softball Tournament, the Lady Guard was pitted against the Chapel Hill Lady Bulldogs.

Chapel Hill took an early lead in the affair against Brook Hill, scoring one run in the top of the first inning.

In the bottom of the third inning, the Lady Guard used their offensive arsenal to bat in a total of four runs.

Brook Hill’s defense was also key in the matchup, not allowing Chapel Hill to score in the late innings, as the Lady Guard defeated the Lady Bulldogs, 4-1.

The win for the Lady Guard was through its three hits in the game, compared to the one hit collected by the Lady Bulldogs. Both Brook Hill and Chapel Hill were tagged with one fielding error each.

Brook Hill’s Anthony led the team to victory in the matchup against John Tyler, going a perfect 2-2 at the plate.

Other significant contributors for the Lady Guard against the Lady Lions included Anderson, going 1-1; Micah Lovelady, going 0-2 with one RBI; and McKenna Lovelady, going 0-2 with one RBI.

Once again, the arm of Anderson (3-0) was credited with the win for the Lady Guard, allowing just one hit, one run, and one earned run, while striking out a total of 10 and walking three, in four innings of work against the Lady Bulldogs.

With a record of 2-0 at the Whitehouse Softball Tournament, the Brook Hill Lady Guard varsity softball team currently stands with an overall record of 3-0 on the 2018 season.

Next week: Tuesday, March 20 – Brook Hill at Frisco Legacy Christian.

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