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Longball lifts Viqueens past Tigerettes

Posted on Monday, April 15, 2024 at 8:05 am

Post Photo by Rickey Clardy Annie Prince fires a pitch for the Viqueens. Prince was the winning pitcher and helped her own cause with a home run as Community defeated Marshall County.

Sports Writer
UNIONVILLE — The Community Viqueens trailed or were tied for most of the game, but used two home runs, including a round tripper by Kailani Allen in the fifth inning to take the lead for good as the Viqueens edged the Marshall County Tigerettes 7-6 in a softball contest Friday night.
The Tigerettes used some small ball to set the stage for a big opening inning.  After two bunts and a hit batsman loaded the bases, Marshall County scored three runs with Demiyah Blackman supplying the big hit with a two-run double.
The score stayed 3-0 until the Viqueen bats got hot in the bottom of the second.  A single by Taylar Wessner was followed by a two-run homer by Annie Prince as Community pulled to within one at 3-2.
The Viqueens weren’t through as a Gracie Daniel RBI-single tied the game at 3-3.
The Tigerettes used an RBI-single in the third inning to take a 4-3 lead and extended the lead to 5-3 in the fourth with the help of a Viqueen error.
The Viqueens fought back and tied the game with two runs in the bottom of the fourth.
Haylee Webb singled and scored as Daniel drove in her second run of the game with a double.  Alana Tate drove in a run with an RBI-groundout to tie the game at 5-5.
An RBI-single in the top of the fifth put the Tigerettes up 6-5 before Allen’s theatrics in the bottom of the inning gave the Viqueens the lead.
Brooklyn Yoes singled before Allen drilled the ball over the center field fence to give the Viqueens their first lead of the game at 7-6.
An out at the plate kept Community from adding to its lead as the Viqueens took their one-run lead to the final two innings.
The Tigerettes threatened in the seventh as the tying run reached third base with two outs, but a soft liner was caught by Daniel at third base as the Viqueens took the win and avenged a Marshall County win earlier in the season.
Prince and Daniel both pitched for the Viqueens with Brookelyn Nunley and Abby Leverette sharing pitching duties for the Tigerettes.
The Viqueens had 15 hits, with Anna Haskins collecting three safeties while Daniel, Wessner, and Webb each had two hits.
Kinley Wiser had three hits to lead the 8-hit Tigerette attack.

Marshall Co. 301 110 0 —  6    8  4
Community 030 220 x —  7  15  4

Marshall Co.: Kinley Wiser 3-for-3, Zakiya Taylor 1-for-4, Reese Lentz 1-for-4, Demiyah Blackman 1-for-2, Abby Leverette 1-for-3, Carlee Cole 1-for-3.
Community: Anna Haskins 3-for-4, Gracie Daniel 2-for-4, Taylar Wessner 2-for-4, Haylee Webb 2-for-2, Carlie Blanton 1-for-3, Alana Tate 1-for-4, Brooklyn Yoes 1-for-3, Annie Prince 1-for-3, Kailani Allen 1-for-2, Jayla Mangrum 1-for-1.

WP: Prince.
LP: Leverette.