March 26, 2014 — The East Carter girls softball team has started the 2014 season on the right foot, winning their first three games of the season.
They opened the year this past Tuesday on the road against Greenup County, defeating the Lady Musketeers 4-2.
“It was a great win,” Assistant Coach Yedda Martin said. “We knew Greenup was a good team (they defeated Ashland 7-3 to start the season). We got some timely hitting that allowed us to keep the pressure on them to make some plays.”
Whitney Hall and Jordan Wiler each went 1-for-3, providing the run support they needed to get their first victory of the season. Eighth grade ace Montana Fouts did the rest of the work, pitching a complete game, giving up two runs on six hits and striking out 15 Greenup batters in the victory.
East started the scoring in the third inning after Wiler smacked a high fly ball to left that was ruled an error after the Greenup outfielder lost the ball in the sun. Alexis Pennington, who started the frame with a single, scored. Whitney Hall would later score on a wild pitch to take a 2-0 lead.
“Jordy has been one of our mainstays and we’re expecting big things out of her this season,” Martin said. “Whitney’s big hits allow us to have that 1-2 punch in the middle of our lineup to score some runs.”
Greenup would strike back in the bottom of the fourth. After a Sam Mitchell double, junior shortstop Madi Greene would hit a two-run homerun off the scoreboard in center field to tie the game up.
“That one got away from her,” Martin said. “She settled down after that and got the strikeouts that she needed to help us stay in the game. She kept the ball away from them which most good pitchers do.”