WSN softball still alive in area tourney

Published 11:39 am Tuesday, May 3, 2011

THOMASVILLE — W.S. Neal is still alive in its area tournament after losing the first game and coming back to win two.

But the Lady Eagles will return today to play Jackson after their game was called because of rain.

W.S. Neal was trailing 4-0 in the second inning when play was halted.

“We started slow playing sloppy in game one,” head coach Jeff Haney said. “We came back with 2 big wins to put us in position to reach regionals in Gulf Shores. It has been wet and cold and we are in a hole right now but we have a shot. We are one hit from being back in this thing.”

A win clinches a spot for the Lady Eagles in the regional tournament in Gulf Shores next week. A loss means the season is over.

The Lady Eagles would also advance in the area tournament and would have to beat Thomasville twice to win the area championship.

Kaitlin Hadaway pitched all but one inning for W.S. Neal throughout the day Tuesday.

In the first game, the Lady Eagles lost to Jackson 12-2.

W.S. Neal was held to only two hits and two runs in the fourth inning while making seven errors.

Jackson scored four runs in the second inning on one hit and four W.S. Neal errors and would later add eight in the fourth inning on six hits and two Lady Eagle errors.

Heather Elliott was 1-for-2 for W.S. Neal while Lauren Boatwright was 1-for-3 with one RBI.

Hadaway took the loss on the mound going four innings allowing 12 runs, five earned, seven hits, walked one, hit one and struck out three.

But in the second game, W.S. Neal came back with a 17-6 drubbing of Monroe County.

Jade Danley pitched one inning in the game. Neal led 7-2 after three innings. The Lady Eagles had 11 hits and scored eight runs in the top of the seventh. Hadaway struck out eight.

In a third game against Hillcrest, Neal won 11-1. Lauren Boatwright had a double; Britta Wood was 3-for-4; and Anna Nelson had two singles.

The Jackson game began under sloppy conditions, with Jackson scoring four runs on two hits.

Wet balls from the rain led to three runs from passed balls before time was called due to the rain.

About Adam Robinson

My name is Adam Robinson and I have been the Sports Editor of the Brewton Standard since September 2007. I cover all the local sports in the Brewton area. I am a 2007 graduate of Troy University with a degree in Print Journalism with a contract in Sports Information. I married Shari Lynn in June of 2007 and we welcomed our first child, Hatlee, in April of 2010.

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