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March 11, 2014

Wylie East pulls away from Greenville Lady Lions


GREENVILLE —   The Wylie East Lady Raiders scored four runs in the seventh inning to seal a 12-7 District 13-4A softball victory over the Greenville Lady Lions on Monday at Monty Stratton Field.

  Wylie East led 6-0 and 8-4 but the Lady Lions closed to within 8-7 heading into the final inning.

Greenville finished with nine hits off two Wylie pitchers, including starter Marissa Hoiles, who struck out four and walked five.

  Shortstop Kaitlyne McNair led the Lady Lions’ hitters, going 3-for-4 with a run batted in.

Allie Walden was next for the Lady Lions with two hits and an RBI, while Katie McMurray, Courtney Johnson, Stephanie Hutchins and Chazne Hill also had hits for the Lady Lions, who remained winless in district play at 0-3.

  Halie Daniel led the victors with four hits and two runs batted in and Aryn Smith produced three hits as Wylie East improved to 1-2 in district play.

  The Lady Raiders got things started in the second inning to score three runs as Halie Daniel and Marissa Hoiles singled, Jewel Caro doubled and Kendal Dulaney singled.

  Wylie East scored two more runs in the third off a triple by Taylor Bowers and a single by Daniel.

Tori Knapp scored a run for Wylie East in the fourth with a single, a stolen base and Smith’s ground-out.

  Greenville scored a run in the fourth as Allie Walden singled, stole second and Tayler Cordova reached on a fielder’s choice. Chazne Hill then delivered an RBI single.

  Greenville rallied with three runs in the fifth off an error, back-to-back singles by McNair and Johnson and then Walden’s single.

Knapp and Smith singled to start the sixth inning for Wylie East and scored on singles by Taylor Bowers and Daniels to make it 8-4.

  Greenville mounted one last charge in the home half of the sixth as McMurray, McNair and Johnson all singled and scored.

  Wylie East put the game away in the seventh as Kendall Tilton walked, Knapp doubled, Smith doubled and Daniel tripled.

  Greenville returns to its home diamond to play the Wylie Pirates at 3 p.m. today.

  Wylie East won the junior varsity game, 14-8.

                     District 13-4A softball

Wylie East    032    102    4    —12 17 1

Greenville     000    133    0    —7    9  4

  WP: Marissa Hoiles, 6 hits, 4 runs, 4 ERs, 5 BBs, 4 Ks in 6 IP; relieved by Aryn Smith, 3 hits, 3 runs, 3 ERs, 1 BB, 0 Ks in 1 IP.

  LP: Courtney Johnson, 17 hits, 12 runs, 12 ERs, 1 BB, 7 Ks.

                 Leading hitters

  WE: Kendal Dulaney 1-5, 1 RBI; Tori Knapp 3-5, 1 RBI; Aryn Smith 3-5, 1 RBIs; Taylor Bowers 2-5, 3 RBIs; Halie Daniels 4-5, 2 RBIs; Marissa Hoiles 2-3, 1 RBI; Jamie Zaborsky 1-2, Jewel Caro 1-2, 2 RBIs.

  G: Katie McMurray 1-2, Kaitlyne McNair 3-4, 1 RBI; Courtney Johnson 1-3, 1 RBI; Stephanie Hutchins 1-3, 2 RBIs; Allie Walden 2-3, 1 RBI; Rachel Royall 1 RBI, Chazne Hill 1-4, 1 RBI.

  Records: WE 1-2 district; G 3-13-1, 0-3.

  Next game: Wylie at Greenville, 3 p.m. today.

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