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March 22, 2014

Denison rallies to beat Greenville Lady Lions, 6-1

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL / SOFTBALL

GREENVILLE —          By Steve Shwarts

       Herald-Banner Staff

  Bailey Nixon and Hailey Nipper combined on a six-hitter as the Denison Lady Yellow Jackets won 6-1 in District 13-4A softball over the Greenville Lady Lions at Monty Stratton Field on Friday.

  Denison improved to 5-1 in district play while the Lady Lions dropped to 0-6.

  “We’ve got to keep working,” said Greenville coach Blanca Saavedra.

  Greenville grabbed an early lead in the first inning as Courtney Johnson doubled, Ali Threndyle singled to advance Johnson to third and then Megan Shaw drove in Johnson with a sacrifice fly to center field.

  Denison tied it a 1-1 in the second as Bailey Jackson singled, stole second, went to third on a wild pitch and scored on Bailey Nixon’s sacrifice fly.

  Denison scored four runs on five hits in the fourth inning as the Lady Jackets sent nine hitters to the plate. Jackson, Nixon, Melanie Garcia and Mady McAlister all scored to put Denison up 5-1.

  Nipper scored Denison’s final run in the fifth on Jackson’s single.

  Johnson was 2-2 at the plate for Greenville with two doubles.

  The Lady Lions will travel to Sherman on Tuesday for a 7 p.m. varsity game with the Lady Bearcats.

  Denison also won the junior varsity game, 17-0.

                   District 13-4A softball

Denison       010    410    0    —6 11 2

Greenville    100    000    0    —1 6 1

  WP: Bailey Nixon, 6 hits, 1 run, 1 ER, 0 BBs, 0 Ks, 4 1/3 IP; relieved by Hailey Nipper, 0 hits, 0 runs, 0 ERs, 0 BBs, 2 Ks in 2 2/3 IP.

  LP: Courtney Johnson, 8 hits, 5 runs, 5 ERs, 1 BB, 3 Ks, 4 IP; relieved by Ali Threndyle, 3 hits, 1 run, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K in 3 IP.

                   Leading hitters

  D: Dee Harris 2-4, Jaydon Hunt 1 RBI; Monica Eislick 1 RBI; Hailey Jackson 3-3, Bailey Nixon 1-2, 2 RBIs; Hailey Nipper 1-1, Melanie Garcia 2-2, 1 RBI; Mady McAlister 2-2, 1 RBI.

  G: Courtney Johnson 2-2, 2 2Bs; Ali Threndyle 1-3, Megan Shaw 1-2, 1 RBI; Kaitlyne McNair 1-3, Rachel Royall 1-3.

  Records: D 12-3-1, 5-1; G 0-6.

  Next game: Greenville at Sherman, 7 p.m. Tuesday. 

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