CASEY — For the first time in recent memory the Paris Lady Tigers softball team took down the high-powered Casey-Westfield Warriors 10-7 Friday (May 11).
The Lady Tigers took the lead late in the game in the victory.
Paris Lady Tigers trailed 6-5 in the top of the sixth inning when Carlei Sapp homered on a 3-2 count, scoring three runs and giving the Paris the lead for good.
Sapp — who was also behind the plate for Paris — went 4-for-4 at the plate, singling in the first, singled in the fourth, homered in the sixth, and singled in the seventh.
Kaitlyn Mathews earned the victory in the pitcher’s circle for Paris Mathews went the distance for the Lady Tigers allowing 10 hits and seven runs while striking out three.
Kate Jones started on the mound for the Lady Warriors and was lifted after two-thirds of an inning. She struck out one and walked one.
Claire Maulding finished the game for Casey-Westfield aallowing 10 runs and 10 hits over six and a third innings, while striking out 11.
Sapp and Mathews all managed multiple hits for Paris Sapp went 4-for-4 at the plate to lead Paris while Mathews was 2 for 5 — all singles.
Casey-Westfield scattered 10 hits in the game. Maulding, Eva Richardson, and Lindsay Beasley each managed multiple hits for Casey-Westfield. Casey-Westfield stole eight bases during the game as two players stole more than one. Beasley led the way with three. Casey-Westfield didn’t commit a single error in the field. Rachel Weger had the most chances in the field with 12.
Paris 8, Danville 3
Paris Lady Tigers broke open a tight softball game in the sixth inning and took an exciting 8-3 win over the Danville Lady Vikings Thursday the the PHS softball field.
Danville got things moving in the first inning. Jazzmyn Hicks drove in one when she singled.
In the bottom of the first inning, Paris tied things up at two.
The Lady Tigers pulled away for good with two runs in the fourth inning. In the fourth Paris scored one run on a stolen base and Kaitlyn Mathews tripled on a 1-1 count, scoring one run.
Paris pushed across four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning. The offensive firepower by the Lady Tigers was led by Brooklyn Westerfield, Mathews and Whitney Todd, all driving in runs in the frame.
Sami Potter earned the victory in the circle for Paris. She allowed two runs on four hits over four innings, striking out three and walking one. Mathews and Sara Burger entered the game out of the bullpen and helped to close out the game in relief. Mathews recorded the last six outs to earn the save for Paris.
Billi Shank took the loss for Danville. She went one inning, allowing two runs on zero hits and walking one.
Freshman Whitney Todd socked a homer in the big sixth inning for the Lady Tigers.
Kelsie Dosch, Todd, Carlei Sapp, Bailey Bradley, Terra Fancher, Mathews and Westerfield all had one hit to lead Paris. Westerfield collected two stolen bases, the LAdy Tigers they ran wild on the base paths with seven stolen bases.