WHITE HOUSE – Neither White House nor Springfield had lost a district soccer match, but only one team was going to walk away still undefeated. This time, it was the veteran program of White House taking a 6-0 win over the Yellow Jackets.
WHITE HOUSE – In the final regular-season meeting of the year, the White House Heritage softball team defeated White House 11-1 on the road.
Heritage ace Alyssa Arden threw a two-hitter, giving up one unearned run in the after White House scored in the bottom of the first courtesy of a lead-off walk and two errors.
The Lady Devils made five key errors in the loss. Of the 11 Heritage runs, three were marked unearned and one came from a fielder’s choice, not resulting in an out.
“I’m not going to take anything away from Heritage,” Lady Devils coach Cindy Towers said. “They’re a really good hitting team. I think we take away some of the errors in the beginning and it’s a different ball game. Arden is a really good pitcher and they’re a good ball hitting team. Their 3-4-5 hitters can hit with anybody. Hallum, Arden and West are tough.”
Heritage had two four-run innings in the top of the fourth and the sixth. In the fourth, Alex McFarlin doubled, Riley Hallum singled and Arden singled to load the bases for Sami West.
West almost cleared the bases with a two-RBI double. Alex Martin followed with a groundout RBI and Addison Holmes reached on an error while West scored to take a 7-1 lead.
In the sixth, Banker reached on an error and made it to second base on a groundout. Staten Holmes hit an RBI single and McFarlin followed with a single to put runners on the corners for Hallum. She hit a two-RBI double, followed by an RBI single from Arden to make it 11-1.
After White House finally got out of the inning, the Lady Devils tried to rally. Kyra McCall led off with a double and advanced all the way to third. Kaylee Rogers drew a two-out walk to put runners on the corners, but a strikeout ended the 29-pitch inning for Arden and gave the Lady Pats the win.
The Lady Pats are sitting at a perfect 8-0 in the district with six of their wins coming from via the run-rule.
“I never want to overlook anybody, especially in this district,” Lady Pats coach Kim Schnyder said. “People have seen Alyssa enough to strategize a little bit. The odds become in the batter’s favor, so we need to make sure the defenders backing her up are confident. That’s something we have to work on, too.”
White House (6-2) and Greenbrier (5-2) play Monday for the first time in what will most likely be a battle for second place in the regular season.
Heritage has Sycamore twice and Harpeth and Greenbrier once before the district tournament begins at Greenbrier.
“It’s a matter of reminding them that there’s always room to improve,” Schnyder said. “Anytime you think you’ve got this game made is when you’re going to slip up. So, I’m constantly trying to ask the girls what they’re going to focus on getting better, what did they learn tonight, what did they do well? They need to understand that there’s always something they can be doing. Nobody’s ever even played a perfect, perfect game.”
White House has Greenbrier twice and Sycamore and Westmoreland one more time before the season ends.
“I told them to look at this as a positive,” Towers said. “If we hadn’t made a couple errors, it would’ve been a different ball game. We hit Arden at their place and we put the ball in play a lot here. If we can hit Arden, I feel confident that we can hit anybody in our district, I really do.”
White House Heritage (11)
Staten Holmes: two hits, one RBI, one run
Alex McFarlin: four hits, three runs
Riley Hallum: three hits (one double, one triple), two RBIs, three runs
Alyssa Arden: three hits, one RBI, one run
Carlee Duke: one run (courtesy for Arden)
Sami West: three hits, four RBIs, one run
Alex Martin: one RBI
Addison Holmes: one hit, one RBI
White House (1)
Erica Moore: one hit
Kyra McCall: one hit
WP: Alyssa Arden: six innings, two hits, one run, 13 strikeouts, three walks
LP: Kate Tobin: four innings, seven runs, five earned, one strikeout, two walks
Mallory Gut: five hits, four runs, three earned, two strikeouts, one walk
CEDAR HILL – After two days of rainouts, the Jo Byrns’ softball team hosted Clarksville Academy on Wednesday, falling 14-2. CA used to be a district-rival, but have switched to Division II.
WHITE HOUSE – Riley Hallum blasted a three-run home run in the bottom of the sixth inning that proved to be the difference as the White House Heritage softball team took sole possession of the top spot in District 9-AA with an 8-2 win over White House Tuesday.
SYCAMORE - After postponing both Monday and Tuesday's games due to weather, White House Heritage traveled to district 9-AA foe Sycamore Wednesday afternoon for a doubleheader. The Patriots offense struggled in both games, dropping both games 6-1 and 11-0.
CROSS PLAINS – – East Robertson held its annual East Robertson Classic baseball tournament during Easter weekend. White House, Portland and East Robertson each hosted a total of 14 teams for the games on Saturday.
CROSS PLAINS - Springfield, White House Heritage, Jo Byrns and Greenbrier all played in the sixth annual East Robertson Classic and went 4-1-1 total in the tournament.
GREENBRIER – In a district rivalry like no other, the Heritage Lady Patriots and the Greenbrier Lady Cats faced off in their first game of the year against each other. The last time they played each other, Greenbrier won the region championship in a seven-game series throughout the year. Thi…
Greenbrier lost to Macon County 3-2. Andrew Cline scored first on a header assisted by Jony Angel. Edwin Gonzales scored the second goal assisted by Carson Wood. Photos by Casey Gower.
White House Heritage senior Alyssa Arden started her senior season with her 1,000th career strikeout and Extra Inning National Softball Player of the Week Runner-Up.
CEDAR HILL – Despite East Robertson’s hefty 5-1 lead in the top of the fifth inning, Jo Byrns scored five unanswered runs to defeat East Robertson 6-5. The game-winning run came in the bottom of the seventh on Fulton Earheart’s second homerun of the game.
WHITE HOUSE – Senior forward/striker Madisson Davis signed a letter of intent on Friday to play college soccer at Oakland City University in Indiana. The school is located near Evansville in the southern part of the state, near the Kentucky line.
SPRINGFIELD – Just as Boyce Smith Field was getting cobwebs from the lack of use, Springfield soccer opened up its season against Greenbrier, defeating its district-rival 4-0.
GALLATIN - Hendersonville sophomore Carson Tighe scored twice late to break open a tight game against White House, leading the Commandos to a 2-0 win Friday in the first game of the Green Wave Classic at Gallatin High School.
CEDAR HILL – The White House baseball team traveled to Jo Byrns for a non-district game on Thursday, defeated the Red Devils 6-1. The win put Blue Devils at 3-0 on the season, including two big district wins over Harpeth.