Moore strikes out 16 in Winfield win
Sat. May 11, 2013 at 1:00 a.m. | By Andrew Carroll
Northside’s Riley Grace Honeycutt stretches to reach the throw to first base as Sipsey Valley’s Riley Johnson (10) reaches safely during Friday’s game at Sokol Park. (Photo by Dusty Compton )
TUSCALOOSA | Winfield’s Madi Moore, a freshman left-hander, earned the right to rest after the work she put in Friday in the Class 3A North Central Regional softball tournament.
Moore (25-4) threw a two-hitter and struck out a season-high 16 as the Lady Pirates defeated Northside 5-1.
Winfield coach George Hennicke said Moore wasn’t at full strength because she and some teammates were battling the effects of mononucleosis.
"She’s been resting, not getting a whole lot of reps in practice, trying to get her ready for this," Hennicke said. "The whole plan today was only throw a couple of innings and take her out, but the competition didn’t allow for that."
Moore didn’t know she had 16 strikeouts against Northside.
"I’m just proud of the way we hit that game," she said. "It took us forever.
"I was hitting my spots pretty good. I even threw my drop ball. For the most part everything was working."
Northside’s Savannah Stamps took the loss. She gave up 13 hits and three walks and struck out two.
In the fourth, Moore singled, and courtesy runner Hannah Spann scored on Lexi Coleman’s triple. Brady Barnett singled in two runs in the fifth. Micaela Beck had an RBI single in the sixth.
Northside’s Riley Grace Honeycutt broke up Moore’s no-hit bid with a single in the sixth and scored the Rams’ only run.
Winfield (35-8) plays Good Hope at 9:30 this morning. Northside (35-16-1) plays Cordova at 9:30 this morning.
Winfield 5, Vinemont 0
Moore threw a one-hitter and struck out 14. She walked one.
Jordankate Easterwood went 3-for-3 with a double and an RBI. Sam Riley had a triple, an RBI and a run scored. Beck had a run-scoring single. Emma Atkinson had an RBI single.
Northside 4, Sipsey Valley 0
Winning pitcher Rikki Bush, a freshman, allowed four singles and five walks and struck out one. Kristin Sullivan took the loss. She allowed six hits and two walks and struck out two.
Malone had two singles and drove in a run.
Vinemont 11, Sipsey Valley 1
Raven Christian was the winning pitcher, while Sullivan took the loss.
Sipsey Valley coach Bradley Atchenson said he sent Sullivan to the emergency room to check on her left leg.
Atchenson said Sullivan was pitching when she was hit with a line drive in the Northside game. In the Vinemont game, she started at pitcher and then moved to first base.
Atchenson said he wanted her to get her leg examined because of swelling.
Sipsey Valley got its run in the sixth. Liz Storie singled, Addison Crowell doubled and Leah Pennington drove in a run when she reached on a fielder’s choice.
Allison Fowler and Caitlin Kuykendall scored three runs each for Vinemont.
Sipsey Valley finished the season 5-25.
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