The Herald Banner, Greenville, TX

February 26, 2014

Mount Pleasant slides past Greenville Lady Lions

HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL

By STEVE SHWARTS
Herald-Banner Staff

GREENVILLE —   Breanne Smallwood struck out 12 while pitching Mount Pleasant to a 3-1 non-district softball win over Greenville on Tuesday at Monty Stratton Field.

  Smallwood allowed only three hits and three walks.

  Courtney Johnson scored Greenville’s only run in the sixth after reaching on a triple. Ali Threndyle singled to drive in Johnson, who led the Lady Lions with two hits.

  Johnson took the mound loss, allowing eight hits and two walks while striking out four.

  Tyshane Huey drove in two runs to lead the Lady Tigers at the plate and Brisha Hargroves drove in the other run.

  Greenville is now 0-6-1 on the young season, while Mount Pleasant is now 5-4.

  “We had a good defensive game,” said Greenville coach Blanca Saavedra, whose Lady Lions did not make an error. “We backed up our pitcher. We’re getting ready for the tournament this weekend.”

  The Lady Lions will play in the Prosper tournament Thursday, Friday and Saturday starting at 2 p.m.   Thursday against Mount Vernon. Then Greenville will play Paris Chisum at 6 p.m. Thursday.

                             Non-district softball

Mount Pleasant    100    020    0    —3 8 0

Greenville             000    001    0    —1 3 0

  WP:  Breanne Smallwood, 3 hits, 1 run, 1 ER, 3 BBs, 12 Ks.

  LP: Courtney Johnson, 8 hits, 3 runs, 3 ERs, 3 BBs, 4 Ks.

       Leading hitters

  MP: Brisha Hargraves 2-3, 1 RBI; Cassidy Rogers 1-4, Tyshane Huey 2-3, 2 RBIs; Niki Cheeks 1-3, Kodie Engle 1-3, Erin Wilson 1-2.

  G: Courtney Johnson 2-3, 3B; Ali Threndyle 1-3, 1 RBI.

  Records: MP 5-4; G 0-6-1.

  Next games: Greenville vs. Mount Vernon, 2 p.m. Thursday, Greenville vs. Paris Chisum, 6 p.m. Thursday; Prosper tournament.