The Lady Birds celebrate Senior Day for Whitney Quillen with a convincing win over Ryle in 4 innings for their 20th win on the season. Before the Game summary, I just want to say a couple things about Whit... For me, it's been a pleasure to watch her play and just be around her. A great student, 4.4 GPA and even a better person. This kid works hard at whatever she does and has earned whatever accolades she has received and even the few she hasn't. The kid cheerleads (and will do so as well as play softball at Thomas More) next season. She also has been a member of the HHS Basketball team. But really, she has been a great role model for not only my DD but all that she surrounds herself with. I am proud that she is in her life. Just a great kid and I wish her nothing but the best... We still have her for hopefully a few more games and I'm glad I get to watch her for at least one more. Good luck in all you do and The Birds will miss you next season.
On to the game. Another good crowd at the Cage as quite a few students were in attendance. We also were blessed with our leader from last year, Kendall Turner in the bleachers.
Another gem by Bailey as she had 5 Ks 1 BB 0ER on 3 hits in 4 1/2 innings.
The Bird had their sticks working again tonight counting 13 runs on 13 hits. Coffey finally took my advice and decided to play hard and made some stellar plays at Short with a great diving snag to end one of the few scoring threats the Raiders had. TOTALLY KIDDING Coop!!! Sorry, Inside joke... I digress
Ryle FO-8, FO-3, GO 6-3
HHS Quillen Single to left, Coffey reached on error by 3rd and Quillen scores on the over throw Coffey to 2b, FO-8 (to the track BTW), Coffey to 3rd on the tag, FO-2, LO-1
HHS 1 Ryle 0
Ryle FO-4, GO-5-3 #1
3 single to Left, K Looking
HHS FO-8, Daley Single to R, Fornash Single to 2b with Daley advancing, K, 2 outs, Quillen Singes to Center scoring Daley, Coffey singled to left scoring Fornash, Graybill BB, Spencer Singled to Left scoring Coffey, Dutcher gets tired of rattling the fence and drills one over the Centerfield fence scoring Graybill and Jansen (CR for Spencer) Gabbard single to Left, Daley HBP, FO-8
Ryle LO-5, #23
reached on error, FO-8, #3
single to 2b, K
HHS Dill single to Center, Quillen Double to Center scoring Dill, Quillen out on play attempting to advance to 3rd on the throw, Coffey double to RF, Graybill got the itch and Homered to right scoring Coffey, Spencer BB, Dutcher BB, Gabbard BB, Daley single to 2B scoring Jansen and Dutcher, Gabbard out on interference FO-8
Ryle K, GO-1, BB, K
HHS FO-8, FO-8, K
Ryle K, K, #1
single to Right, Go 6-3
Quillen 3-4 2B 2 rbis
Daley 2-2 rbi
Coffey 2-4 2B rbi
Dutcher 1-2 HR 3 rbis
Graybill 1-2 HR 2 rbis
Spencer 1-2 2 rbis
I do want to give props to #3
9, Irons for Ryle. As Whit's Senior night was announced, she stood and gave her respect as a senior...
Great night for the Bird's and really a pretty good week of some top notch teams. I think most might have been ok to win half of this weeks games but to win 5 of 6 and the one loss to NDA by 1 run was pretty respectable. Pretty proud of the ladies...