Whitted leads Black Bears past Reynolds Rockets, 2-1Junior Ks 11 Reynolds batters, collects two singles, drives in a run, scores one run
CANTON — Junior Madison Whitted used her arm, her bat and her glove to lead the Pisgah varsity softball team past visiting A.C. Reynolds, 2-1, in a non-conference game at the newly-renovated Diamond on the River Complex Wednesday afternoon.
Inside the circle, Whitted hurled a complete-game gem, striking out 11 Rockets, scattering five hits, while issuing just one walk. In the second and fifth innings, she struck out the side.
In the field, she made a beautiful defensive play, making a shoestring catch of a short pop up about 10 feet in front of home plate in the fourth inning.
At the plate, Pisgah’s leadoff batter had two singles in three official at bats, drove in one run in the second and scored a run in the first.
The Black Bears improved to 2-0 on the young season and will play at 4 p.m. today in East Flat Rock against East Henderson to open the WNC Athletic Conference schedule.
Whitted led off the game with a bloop single down the right field line and scored on sophomore Emma Sorrell’s triple off the top of the right field wall to give Pisgah a 1-0 lead.
The Black Bears made it 2-0 in the second when Whitted knocked in Makala Beaver, who doubled off the top of the centerfield wall two batters earlier, with a sharp single to left.
Reynolds managed to ruin her shutout bid with three singles in the top of the seventh before Whitted got a routine infield pop out to shortstop Regan Lunsford to end the game with runners on the corners.
At the plate for Pisgah, Jo Jo Taylor finished with a multi-hit game, crushing a pair of doubles in three plate appearances.