By: Jim Steele
Lady Rebels top Big Sandy, Obion Central
McKenzie enjoyed a pretty good week, save for an 11-2 Tuesday loss at Huntingdon. The Lady Rebels defeated Obion Central and swept a District 13A twinbill from Big Sandy Thursday.
The Lady Rebels claimed an 11-1 victory in the opener and won 7-0 in the nightcap over Big Sandy. Junior Audrie Washburn had a big game. She pounded a pair of homers, tripled, singled and drove in five runs to lead the McKenzie offense. She also pitched five innings, striking out nine, allowing just four hits and a run.
Alayna Parish had a pair of hits and two RBI. Amberleigh Cooper was 2-3 with a double and two RBI. Chloe Williams was 2-4 with a triple. Jenna Tucker had a double. Shelby tucker had a single and and RBI. Anna Comper had a double.
In the nightcap, Washburn took her place in the circle again, struck out seven, allowed four hits and earned the shutout victory. Emily Lunn had a home run and two RBI. Shelby Tucker also homered. Comer and Lunn each doubled. Cooper tripled and drove in a run.
Against visiting Obion Central, McKenzie exploded for six runs in the third to take a 6-2 lead and held off a furious charge to defeat the road Lady Rebels 9-7. Washburn was the winning pitcher and had a good day at the plate, too. She singled, homered and drove in three runs. Parris doubled, singled and had a pair of RBI. Comer had a pair of hits and drove in a run. Sarah Jackson singled in a run. Shelby Tucker had a single, double and and RBI. Williams had a pair of hits. Lunn had a single and a double. Jenna Tucker singled.
Washburn gave up eight hits, walked three and struck out six for the victory. Macey Cox was the losing pitcher for Central. But Cox had a huge day for Central. She had a single, two doubles and six RBI. Kaitlyn Caldwell had a single and a double.
Westview jumps on Lady Rebels for victory
Martin-Westview scored four in the first and was never threatened in a 7-1 victory over visiting McKenzie.
McKenzie struggled a bit at the plate against the Lady Chargers. Westview had the hot bats early. Anna Hazlewood singled in a run, followed by a two-run double to right-center by Blaine McDonald. McDonald scored on a fielder's choice for the 4-0 lead.
McKenzie went 2 2/3 innings without a hit when Chloe Williams rang the bell with a two-out RBI single, plating Shelby Tucker, who reached on a walk. McKenzie had two on in the fifth and sixth, but could not score.
The Lady Chargers scored three more insurance runs in the fourth.
Williams had the lone RBI on her single. Audrie Washburn, Tucker, Emily Lunn and Ambereigh Cooper each singled for the Lady Rebels.
Hazlewood had three hits an three RBI and McDonald was 2-3 with two RBI for the Lady Chargers.
Washburn worked six innings and struck out five for the Lady Rebels. She allowed six hits and issued a pair of walks. Hazlewood struck out nine, walked two in a winning effort for the Lady Chargers.
McKenzie closes week with split against Lady Tigers
The McKenzie Lady Rebel softball team opened their District 13A double dip Thursday with Hollow Rock-Bruceton Central by jumping in the Lady Tigers early and often. Central had its revenge in the nightcap.
In the opening, McKenzie scored nine first-inning runs and broke to a 12-0 victory. The Lady Rebels sent 12 batters to the plate in the opening frame. Audrie Washburn singled and blasted a grand slam in the first. In the third, Emily Lunn each did a little yard work with her two-run shot as McKenzie scored three more and ended the game early.
Washburn and Lunn each had two hits and four RBI. Chloe Williams singled and doubled with an RBI, Amberleigh Cooper had two hits and an RBI, Sarah Jackson had a single and an RBI. Shelby Tucker singled and doubled, Anna Comer singled and Jenna Tucker drove in a run.
Hughey had the lone Lady Tiger hit. Washburn was the winning pitcher and struck out two.
In the night cap, McKenzie held a 4-3 lead through two innings when Central blew it open with five in the third for an 8-4 triumph. Tiffani Hughey and Olivia Lowry blasted home runs for the Lady Tigers. Lowry also bagged a triple. Aaliyah Davis doubled and drove in three runs. Lowrey was 3-3 with three RBI. Davis was the winning pitcher, striking out two and scattering five hits.
Washburn had a another big game. She doubled, homered and drove in three runs for McKenzie. Lunn singled and secured and RBI. Comer and Tucker each had a hit.
Wednesday, McKenzie blanked Gleason 10-0 in District 13A play. Shelby Tucker doubled, crunched two home runs and drove in three runs to lead the Lady Rebel offense. Washburn struck out 10, walked two and limited the Lady Bulldogs to just one hit. Alayna Parrish drove in two runs on two hits. Sarah Jackson doubled and drove in two runs. Washburn homered and drove in a pair of runs. Comer drove in a run on a single. Cooper had a single and a double.
In a battle of Lady Rebels, McKenzie bageled Stewart County Monday, 8-0. Washburn had the hot hand again. She doubled twice and singled, then struck out seven for the victory. Shelby Tucker had a single, double and two RBI. Williams had a base hit and a pair of RBI. Lunn and Cooper each singled and drove in runs. Comer also had a single.
McKenzie scores runs in bunches during softball action
Saturday, Camden scored three in the first, one in the third and five in the fourth to take a 9-0 lead over the Lady Rebels. Shelby Tucker delivered a big three-run shot, driving in Alayna Parrish, who singled, and Jenna Tucker, who was hit by a pitch, in the fourth. Shelby also singled. Anna Comer and Emily Lunn each had singles. Brittney Minor led Camden with a 2-3 effort with an RBI. The Lady Lions pounded 15 hits.
Saturday morning, McKenzie secured a 6-1 victory over Jackson-North Side. Washburn and Shelby Tucker cranked home runs for the Lady Rebels. Washburn launched her two-run shot, scoring Jenna Tucker, who doubled, in the fourth. Shelby Tucker pounded a solo shot over the left field wall in the third. Comer singled and scored in the third. Parrish was 1-2. Washburn was the winning pitcher, striking out two and allowing three hits in three innings. Karli Brown worked the fourth, striking out two.
Also on Saturday morning, the Lady Rebels suffered a 15-1 loss to South Gibson in a game that ended in three innings. Shelby Tucker had the lone hit for the Lady Rebels, a first-inning double. She scored on Lunn's ground ball. The Lady Hornets scored eight in the first and were never threatened.
Friday evening, McKenzie claimed a 6-4 decision over Camden. Washburn was 3-3 with two RBI and was the winning pitcher. The Lady Rebels trailed 4-1 and scored five runs in the top of the fifth. In the first, Washburn singled and scored on Chloe Williams grounder. In the fifth, Comer started things off with a single and Chesser reached on a two-base error. Jenna Tucker loaded the bases after she was hit by a pitch. Comer and Chesser scored on Washburn's double to right. Washburn scored when Williams grounded out. Shelby Tucker reached on an error, scoring Jenna Tucker. Lunn singled in Shelby Tucker.
Thursday, McKenzie rallied after bowing at Huntingdon Tuesday to defeat District 13A foe West Carroll 4-2. As they did against Camden, the Lady Rebels, trailing 2-0, had a big fifth where they delivered a four spot. With one out, Washburn singled, followed by Shelby Tucker's base hit. Williams adminstered a two run tripled and scored on Amberleigh Cooper's two-run blast over center. Cooper had a 2-for-3 day to lead the Lady Rebel four-hit attack. Washburn struck out 11 to earn the victory.
McKenzie routs Clarksburg in twinbill
Karli Brown worked three innings of perfect softball as the McKenzie Lady Rebels claimed a 14-0 victory over visiting Clarksburg in a District 13A doubleheader Thursday.
The Lady Rebels captured the nightcap with a 13-0 decision.
In the opener, Brown faced nine batters and struck out seven to collect the win in an abbreviated game.
McKenzie's Anna Comer delivered a solo shot in the second inning. Amberleigh Cooper had a single and three RBI. Alayna Parrish had two hits and two RBI. Bailey Nelson tripled in a run. Alyssa Chesser had a double. Shelby Tucker singled and drove in a run.
In the nightcap, the Lady Rebels posted 11 runs in the bottom of the first and never looked back as the game ended, once again, after three innings. Audrie Washburn had the hot bat at the expense of the Lady Rockets. She tripled and homered in the first inning and followed that up with a second-inning blast. She delievered five RBI.
Emily Lunn tripled and drove in a pair of runs. Shelby Tucker singled, doubled and drove in two runs. Bailey Nelson doubled and drove in two runs. Chloe Williams doubled as well. Comer had an RBI.
McNight had the lone Clarksburg hit.