Monterey loses, Block wins in softball contests

Published 1:05 pm Friday, March 30, 2007

MONTEREY — With the exception of one inning, Forest pitcher Jessi Paris did a good job of keeping Monterey off-balance as the Lady Bulldogs defeated the Lady Wolves 17-7 Monday afternoon in a District 3-B game.

On the mound, Paris was sensational as she held Monterey to four hits in six innings while Forest’s defense committed no errors. She also helped her own cause by going 4-for-5 to lad the Lady Bulldogs’ 14-hit attack.

“They hit the ball. They did a very good job of hitting,” Monterey head coach Hazel Brallier said

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It was the top of the first inning that got the momentum in Forest’s favor. The Lady Bulldogs scored 10 runs on eight hits – all of them singles. In fact, all but one of their 14 hits were singles. The only extra-base hit was a double by Ashley Frazer, who went 2-for-4.

Monterey (4-17, 1-2) trailed 12-0 after three innings, but finally got to Paris by scoring seven runs in the bottom of the fourth inning. But Forest put the 10-run rule in effect by scoring five runs in the top of the sixth inning.

Block 4, St. Mary’s 0

JONESVILLE — Despite giving up six hits and waking five batters, Block’s Misty Davis pitched seven shutout innings to help the Lady Bears defeat the St. Mary’s Lady Tigers Thursday afternoon in a District 3-1A game.

Davis struck out just two batters, but the defense behind her had one of its better games of the season with just two errors.

St. Mary’s Morgan Vienne did her best to keep the Lady Tigers in the game as she limited Block to just three hits and two walks while striking out five batters. Unfortunately, four errors proved to be costly.

Block (10-10, 3-2) scored its first run of the game in the bottom of the first inning, but couldn’t anything going against Vienne until the bottom of the sixth, when the Lady Bears scored three runs.

Ashley Kirby had two of the Lady Bears’ three hits, with both of them going for doubles. Sarah French went 2-for-4 with a double for St. Mary’s.