In girls 7-9 softball action at Pete Holt Field on Monday night, Tennessee Warehouse and Carbide CrossFit squared off in game one of the night.
Tennessee Warehouse scored at least four runs in every inning as it won the game, 18-11, but not without a valiant effort by Carbide CrossFit.
Lilly Gillespie led all hitters for Tennessee Warehouse with four hits. Addy Belle Cocke, Addison Smith and Elizabeth Bryant had three hits apiece, while Lola Wells, Christin Cowan and Melaiah Maner added the other five hits.
In the loss, Briley Jones and Leah Jones led the way at the plate for Carbide CrossFit, both having three hits apiece. Anniston Smith and Abby Fann added two hits, while Ruby Denning and Maddux Adams added a hit apiece.
Tennessee Warehouse took the early lead in the top of the first inning thanks to a 3-RBI double by Bryant and an RBI single by Bailey Smith, 4-0.
Carbide CrossFit cut the lead to two in the bottom of the inning courtesy of a 2-RBI triple by Anniston Smith, keeping it a close game, 4-2, after one.
Tennessee Warehouse watched as four more runs crossed the plate in the top of the second. And RBI single by Cowan, followed by a 2-RBI double by Bryant and an RBI double by Bailey Smith, helped stretch the lead to six for Tennessee Warehouse, 8-2.
Carbide CrossFit didn’t go away as it answered back with four runs of its own in the bottom of the inning courtesy of timely hitting, to keep the game close, going into the third, 8-6.
Tennessee Warehouse’s bats continued to be on fire in the top of the third as five runs came across to score to give them a comfortable seven-run lead, 13-6.
After Carbide CrossFit failed to inch closer to the Tennessee Warehouse lead in the bottom of the inning, Tennessee Warehouse scored five more runs in the top of the fourth to give them the 12-run advantage, heading into the bottom of the fourth, 18-6.
Carbide CrossFit didn’t go away as it scored five runs in the bottom of the inning in its last at-bat but it wasn’t enough to make the complete comeback and Tennessee Warehouse prevailed, 18-11, in a high-scoring game.