Brook Hill softball claims 4-1 record at Whitehouse tournament, improve to 11-6 overall

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Brook Hill Lady Guard 19, Hawkins Lady Hawks 5, FINAL

HHS:  1  0  2  0  2  -  5

BH:    3  4  4  0  8  -  19

The Brook Hill Lady guard varsity softball team was back in action last week, as the team traveled the short distance to Whitehouse to compete in the Whitehouse Softball Tournament, held Thursday through Saturday, March 2-4. 

In the first round of the Whitehouse Softball Tournament, the Brook Hill Lady Guard battled against the Hawkins Lady Hawks Thursday. 

The Lady Hawks were the first team to light up the scoreboard in the contest against the Lady Guard, flying high to collect one run in the top of the first inning. However, the Lady Guard was not to be outdone, as the team marched their way forward to collect three runs in the bottom of the opening inning. 

The Lady Guard offense was able to continue in the second inning, as the team strung together several solid at-bats, amassing a total of four runs. 

After allowing the Lady Hawks to score two runs in the top of the third inning, the Lady Guard’s bats remained hot, as the team added four more runs to their score. 

In the fifth inning, the Lady Hawks attempted to battle their way back into the contest, scoring two runs in the top of the inning. However, the Lady Guard’s offense turned in a strong performance at the plate in their half of the inning, using their offensive power to collect a total of eight runs, as Brook Hill claimed the victory over Hawkins, 19-5. 

Alyssa Duplichain was the leader for the Lady Guard in the contest against the Lady Hawks, going a perfect 4-4, from the plate, including a triple, with five runs batted in. 

Other significant contributors for the Lady Guard against the Lady Hawks included AD Kuechle, going 4-4, including three doubles, with four RBIs; Micah Lovelady, going 3-4, including a double, with two RBIs; Kasey Anderson, going 2-4, including a double, with two RBIs; Vanna Dean, going 1-2 with two RBIs; Maddie Anthony, going 3-5, including two doubles, with one RBI; Kyndel Clayton, going 1-2 with one RBI; and Brianna Young, going 1-4, including a double, with one RBI. 

Anderson was credited with the victory in the circle for the Lady Guard against the Lady Hawkins, allowing four hits, three runs, and three earned runs, while striking out four and walking three, in three innings of work. 

Clayton was used as a relief pitcher for the Lady Guard against the Lady Hawks, allowing two hits and two runs in two innings of work.

Brook Hill Lady Guard 12, Winnsboro Lady Raiders 4, FINAL

BH:      1  0  3  5  3  -  12

WHS:  0  0  4  0  0  -    4

In the second round of the Whitehouse Softball Tournament, the Brook Hill Lady Guard faced off against the Winnsboro Lady Raiders Thursday.

The Lady Guard’s bats helped the team take an early lead in the contest against the Lady Raiders, as Brook Hill plated the game’s first run in the opening inning. Brook Hill also added a total of three runs in the top of the third inning to lead the Lady Raiders, 4-0.

In their half of the third inning, the Lady Raiders battled their way back into contention, scoring a total of four runs of their own to tie the contest, 4-4.

Despite the comeback attempt by the Lady Raiders, the Lady Guard was able to bust out the big bats in the late innings, collecting a total of five runs in the fourth inning, as well as three runs in the fifth inning to claim the victory over the Lady Raiders, 12-4. 

Duplichain’s production at the plate continued to lead the Lady Guard for the second consecutive game, collecting a 3-4 performance, including a home run, with four RBIs. 

Other significant contributors for the Lady Guard against the Lady Raiders included Kuechle, going 2-3, including a double and a home run, with three RBIs; Lovelady, going 2-3 with two RBIs; Clayton, going 1-4 with two RBIs; Anthony, going 3-4; Anderson, going 2-4; and Young, going 2-4. 

Clayton’s arm was credited with the victory for the Lady Guard in the circle against the Lady Raiders, allowing nine hits, four runs, and two earned runs, while striking out two, in 2.1 innings of work. 

Anderson was used as a relief pitcher by the Lady Guard coaching staff against the Lady Raiders, allowing one hit, while striking out four and walking two, in two innings of work.

Brook Hill Lady Guard 13, Robert E. Lee Lady Raiders 6, FINAL

BH:   2  0  4  7  0  -  13

REL:  0  3  3  0  X  -  6

In the third round of the Whitehouse Softball Tournament, the Brook Hill Lady Guard competed against the Robert E. Lee Lady Raiders Thursday. 

The Lady Guard was able to find success with their bats in the first inning of the contest against the Lady Raiders, plating a total of two runs. However, the Lady Raiders rushed their way past the Lady Guard in the bottom of the second inning with three runs of their own to lead Brook Hill, 3-2. 

The Lady Guard was not to be outdone at the plate, as the team’s bats stayed hot and powerful, amassing a total of four runs in the top of the third, as well as a strong offensive outbreak of seven runs in the top of the fourth, all the while limiting the Lady Raiders to just three runs in the bottom of the third inning, as Brook Hill claimed the victory over Robert E. Lee, 13-6. 

The charge for the Lady Guard was led by the bat of Anthony, turning in a 3-4 performance at the plate, including a triple and a home run, with three RBIs. 

Other significant contributors for the Lady Guard against the Lady Raiders included Kuechle, going 2-3, including two doubles, with three RBIs; Clayton, going 2-4, including a double, with two RBIs; Anderson, going 2-4 with one RBI; Lovelady, going 3-4 with one RBI; Dean, going 1-3 with one RBI; Duplichain, going 3-4; and Cannon, going 1-2. 

In the circle, Anderson was named the winning pitcher for the Lady Guard against the Lady Raiders, allowing not hits and no runs, while striking out five and walking one, in two innings of work. 

Lovelady was a relief pitcher for the Lady Guard against the Lady Raiders, allowing three hits, six runs, and five earned runs, while striking out three and walking four, in two innings of work. 

Brook Hill Lady Guard 1, New Boston Lady Lions 13, FINAL

NBHS:  0  10  3  0  0  -  13

BH:       0    0   1  0  X  -  1

In the fourth round of the Whitehouse Softball Tournament, the Brook Hill Lady Guard squared off against Hawkins Lady Hawks Saturday.

After a stalemated first inning of play, the Lady Lions roared their way onto the scoreboard, breaking out the strong offensive bats to collect a total of 10 runs in the top of the second inning. 

In the third inning, the Lady Lions continued to have success at the plate against the Lady Guard, collecting an additional three runs, while keeping the Lady Guard’s bats silent throughout the entire contest, allowing Brook Hill just one walked-in run, as the Lady Lions claimed the victory over the Lady Guard, 13-1. 

Anderson was tagged with the loss for the Lady Guard against the Lady Lions, allowing seven hits, 13 runs, four earned runs, and one home run, while striking out two and walking four, in three innings of work.

Clayton saw action in the circle as a relief pitcher for the Lady Guard against the Lady Lions, allowing two hits and no runs, while walking one, in 1.2 innings of work. 

Brook Hill Lady Guard 8, Terrell Lady Tigers 5, FINAL

THS:  1  0  0  1  2  1  -  5

BH:    2  0  1  4  1  X  -  8

In the fifth and final round of the Whitehouse Softball Tournament, the Brook Hill Lady Guard fought against the Terrell Lady Tigers Saturday. 

The Lady Tigers clawed their way to an early lead in the contest against the Lady Guard, scoring one run in the top of the first inning. However, the Lady Guard was able to march their way past the Lady Tigers, plating two runs of their own in the bottom of the opening inning. 

After a scoreless second inning of play, the Lady Guard was able to add to their lead over the Lady Tigers with one run in the third inning. 

The Lady Tigers attempted to battle their way back into the contest, collecting one run in the fourth inning, as well as two runs in the fifth and one run in the sixth, but the team was unable to overpower the Lady Guard, who collected four runs in the fourth inning and an additional run in the fifth to claim the victory over the Lady Tigers, 8-5. 

Kuechle was the star batter in the lineup for the Lady Guard against the Lady Tigers, turning in a perfect 3-3 performance, including a double, with two RBIs.

Other significant contributors for the Lady Guard against the Lady Tigers included Anderson, going 1-2, including a triple, with two RBIs; Lovelady, going 1-3, including a double, with one RBI; Kaitlyn Juarez, going 1-3, including a double, with one RBI; Cannon, going 1-2; and Duplichain, going 1-1. 

Lovelady picked up the victory in the circle for the Lady Guard, allowing four hits, four runs, and two earned runs, while striking out two and walking four, in 4.2 innings of work against the Lady Tigers. 

Anderson was a relief pitcher for the Lady Guard in the contest against the Lady Tigers, allowing not hits and one run, while striking out one, in 1.1 innings of work. 

With a 4-1 record at the Whitehouse Softball Tournament last week, the Brook Hill Lady Guard varsity softball team currently stands with an overall record of 11-6. 

Next week:  Monday, March 13 – Brook Hill at Jacksonville.

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