March 30 Game Reports
Piedmont used a steady diet of a run here and a run there to outlast Mooresville Monday afternoon 7-6. Piedmont scored one in the first and second inning and added two in the third taking advantage of a couple Mooresville errors but mostly some extremely timely hitting. Kloie Greene, Haleigh Elkins and Skye Harrington all had two out RBI singles to score runs. Mooresville countered with three in the third to keep it close. Olivia Marshall led off with a double, followed by a double from Imara Harrell and then Hailey Lane followed with a triple. A pass ball then allowed Lane to score run number three. Piedmont was held scoreless in the fourth but picked back up in the fifth scoring one each of the next three innings. Brianna Steed and Shea Griffin each collected RBI’s during that stretch. Mooresville cut the lead to one in the bottom of the seventh on a three run homer by Dnahjah Harrell, but the rally was cut short one run short. Piedmont improved to 5-1 (2-0 virtual) and Mooresville lost their second in a row to fall to 3-2 (0-2 virtual),
Providence Day 14
Charlotte Catholic 5
Providence Day had a couple days to enjoy their upset win on Thursday and the couple days of rest paid off for PD. The Chargers exploded for 14 runs en route to a convincing win over Charlotte Catholic on Monday afternoon. Jala Wright, Nadia Wheeler and Katie Hollowell all had four hits on the afternoon while Amanda Cruz and Abby George added three each. Charlotte Catholic was led offensively by Rachel Vigre and Cara Bowman who each had two hits and two RBI’s each. Providence Day stayed hot and improved to 3-0 (2-0 virtual) while Charlotte Catholic fell to 2-2 (1-1 virtual).
Lake Norman 2
Hickory Ridge 0
The game of the day took place in Cabarrus County today. It was an old fashion pitching duel. Linda Moore and Gracie Parker matched each other pitch by pitch all day long. Neither pitcher reached a three ball count the entire game and each defense was up to the task as well. Grace Bechtol of Hickory Ridge and Hannah Rongo of Lake Norman each had six assists from second base which shows how dominate these pitchers were today. The one small crack in the armor took place in the top of the sixth. Lake Norman took advantage of the one error on the day and followed that with the one extra base hit of the day and it was a big one. A two run homer by Amy Meister proved to be the difference as Lake Norman improved to 5-1 (2-1 virtual) while Hickory Ridge is now 4-2 (0-2 virtual).
Ardrey Kell 5
Ardrey Kell was looking to get off a virtual slump while Parkwood brought its tired virtual legs (third game in 4 virtual days) to Ballantyne for this Monday matchup. The Ardrey Kell bats were as loud as its new speaker system at the field scoring five runs in the second. Sam Mitchell, Abby Newton and Hanna Barker all singled to load the bases and they were cleared by a Grace Kegley single and an Abby Veith triple. Veith later scored on a wild pitch making it 5-0. Parkwood had it’s best chance to really get back in the game in the fourth when they loaded the bases with one out, but an Olivia Jurvelin line drive to second doubled off race Crocker to end the threat. Cassidy Vance did have two hits and an RBI on the day to lead Parkwood. AK improved to 5-3 (1-1 virtual) while Parkwood fell to 5-2 (1-2 virtual).
Providence High had waited all this time to finally start the 2020 Charlotte Virtual Softball League and the extra practice time looked to do some good as they traveled to Concord for an afternoon tilt. Pitcher Lauren Cope was steady for the Panthers throughout the game getting out of several jams and only allowing two earned runs over seven innings. Cannon’s twin duo of Katie and Stephanie Grissom really had a twin like day each collecting a single and a double and two RBI’s each. Brie Biddle also had two hits for Cannon. But today was Providence’s day. Carly Hite, Kat Moody, Ava Rossi and Erin Gabriel led the Panthers with two hits each while Macy Akia had a triple and three RBI’s. Things are bright for Cannon as they finished a tough week 3-3 (0-3 virtual) playing three top virtual teams while Providence notched its first virtual win to go to 3-1 (1-0 virtual).