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March 20, 2013

McKinney North pulls away from Lady Lions

BASEBALL / SOFTBALL ROUNDUP

GREENVILLE —

  The McKinney North Lady Bulldogs pounded out 10 hits en route to an 8-1 victory over the Greenville Lady Lions Tuesday at Monty Stratton Field in District 13-4A softball action.

  McKinney North got things started in the first when Alli Lindsay reached on a fielder’s choice, followed by a Taylor McAllister double, a Faith Dixon double and a Celeste Verdolivo single that made it 3-0.

  Sidney Tippit hit a home run over the right field fence for Greenville to get the Lady Lions within 3-1.

The Lady Bulldogs put the game away in the top of the third, scoring five runs on eight hits to gain an 8-1 lead.

  Celeste Verdolivo got the mound win, striking out three for the Lady Bulldogs, who raised their season record to 8-2 and District 13-4A mark to 4-1.

Anna Morgan, who pitched for Greenville, struck out two.

  Elizabeth Rutherford managed two of Greenville’s three hits, including a double.

  “We did a good job at the plate,” said Greenville head coach Randy Pierce. “We didn’t capitalize on our base runners tonight. We had a lot of mental errors in the field. We must work hard in practice to eliminate mental errors.”

  Greenville, now 1-4 in district play, travels to Denison on Friday for games with the Lady Yellow Jackets junior varsity is at 5:30 followed by varsity at 7 p.m.

  McKinney North won the junior varsity game, 14-1.

                              District 13-4A softball

McKinney North    305    00    —8 10 0

Greenville             100    00    —1 3 2

  WP: Celeste Verdolivo, 3 hits, 1 run, 1 ER, 2 BBs, 3 Ks.

  LP: Anna Morgan, 10 hits, 8 runs, 7 ERs, 0 BBs, 2 Ks.

                              Leading hitters

  MN: Jordan McGraw 1-3, 2 RBIs; Alli Lindsay 2-3, Taylor McAllister 2-3, 2 RBIs; Faith Dixon 2-3, 1 RBI; Chandler Johnson 1-3, Celeste Verdolivo 1-3, 1 RBI; Ashley Ahlborn 1-3, 2 RBIs; Smiley Coxwell 1-2.

  G: Sidney Tippitt 1-2, HR; Elizabeth Rutherford 2-2, 2B.

  Records: MN 8-2, 4-1; G 1-4 district.

  Next game: Greenville at Denison, JV 5:30 p.m., V 7 p.m. Friday.

Wolfe City 17,

Roxton (girls) 0

  WOLFE CITY — Wolfe City cruised to a 17-0 District 15-A softball victory over Roxton on Tuesday.

Taylor Woodruff blanked Roxton on only one hit while striking out 10.

  Sarah Andrews, Raven Armstrong, Shelby Greenway, Cheyanne Lake and Savannah Richardson all had two hits for the Lady Wolves, now 11-5 for the season and 3-1 in district play.

                     District 15-A softball

Roxton         000    0    —0 1 8

Wolfe City    338    3    —17 8 0

  WP: Taylor Woodruff, 1 hit, 0 runs, 4 BBs, 10 Ks.

  LP: Carrie.

                      Leading hitters

  R: Ali 1-2.

  WC: Sarah Andrews 2-2, 3B, 3 RBIs; Raven Armstrong 2-2, 1 RBI; Shelby Greenway 2-2, 1 RBI; Cheyanne Lake 2-2, Savannah Richardson 2-3.

  Record: WC 11-5, 3-1.

  Next game: Wolfe City at Bland, 4:30 p.m. Friday.

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