TRM and WSN softball teams go 1-2 in county tourney
Published 2:05 pm Tuesday, April 15, 2014
T.R. Miller and W.S. Neal’s softball teams joined Escambia County and Flomaton on the softball field Friday and Saturday in the third annual Escambia County softball tournament. T.R. Miller and W.S. Neal both went 1-2 in the event.
Flomaton posted a 2-1 tournament record to claim the tournament championship with a head-to-head win over second place Escambia County.
Escambia County also finished with a 2-1 record.
T.R. Miller opened with a 1-0 loss to Escambia County on Friday.
On Saturday, the Lady Tigers lost to Flomaton 6-2 before ending the day with a 6-0 win over W.S. Neal.
W.S. Neal opened their tournament with a 5-3 win over Flomaton before falling 7-5 to Escambia County in extra innings Saturday.
W.S. Neal lost to T.R. Miller 6-0 in the tourney finale.
With the 1-2 tournament records, T.R. Miller’s overall record went to 11-7 while W.S. Neal fell to 13-11.
Escambia County won last year’s tournament while W.S. Neal won the first tournament in 2012.
ECHS 1, TRM Lady Tigers 0
In their first game Friday, Escambia County scored one run in the second inning and held T.R. Miller scoreless to get the 1-0 win.
T.R. Miller had only three hits in the game with Steely Ruzic, Myra Reiss and Taylor Austin all having one hit each.
Austin took the pitching loss for T.R. Miller as she went six innings and allowed four hits, one earned run, walked one and struck out two.
Flomaton 6, TRM 2
Flomaton scored five runs in the fourth inning to defeat T.R. Miller 6-2 and drop the Lady Tigers to 0-2 in tourney play.
Flomaton led T.R. Miller 1-0 after one inning of play before the Lady Tigers scored two runs of their own in the second inning.
Madison Douglas and Abbi Roberts had the only two hits for the Lady Tigers. Roberts had two RBIs in the loss.
Moriah Brundidge pitched in the loss and went four innings and allowed two hits, six runs, three earned, walked four and struck out two.
Saturday: TRM 6, WSN 0
T.R. Miller picked up their lone win of the tournament in their tournament finale as they shut out W.S. Neal 6-0.
All T.R. Miller’s runs came in the fifth inning.
Austin earned the pitching win for T.R. Miller as she went five innings and allowed five hits, no runs, walked none and struck out six.
Haleigh Dubose took the loss for W.S. Neal as she went five innings and allowed eight hits, five runs, three earned, walked three and struck out three.
At the plate for T.R. Miller, Ruzic was 3-for-3 while Krystal Bell was 1-for-2 with two RBIs. Myra Reiss, Austin, and Roberts were all 1-for-3 while Grace Ruzic was 1-for-2. Roberts had a double while having three RBIs.
For W.S. Neal, Tori Wyatt, Dubose, Kaeli Brown, Christina Robinson and KeKe Floyd all had one hit each.
WSN Lady Eagles 5,
In their first game of the tournament Friday, W.S. Neal edged out Flomaton 5-3.
W.S. Neal scored three runs in the second inning after trailing 2-0 after one inning. Flomaton tied the game at 3-all in the third inning, but W.S. Neal rallied with two in the fifth to get the win by two.
Dubose earned the pitching win as she went seven innings and allowed one hit, three runs, one earned, walked one and struck out three.
Madison Winchester had a triple in the win and Dubose had a double. Wyatt, Erin Hartsel, Adria Barnett, Karissa Johnson, and Floyd all had one hit while Brown and Hartsel had one RBI each.
Saturday: EC 7, WSN 5
Against Escambia County Saturday morning, W.S. Neal lost 7-5 to fall to 1-1 in tourney play.
Escambia County scored four runs in the fourth inning and three in the seventh while holding W.S. Neal to one run each in the first, third and seventh innings and two in the sixth.
Wyatt went 2-for-3 at the plate with a double and one RBI to lead W.S. Neal. Dubose, Johnson and Floyd all had one hit each.
Dubose took the pitching loss as she went seven innings and allowed four hits, six runs, none earned, walked three and struck out five.