The White House softball team visited Alabama for the Gulf Coast Classic last week and came home empty-handed.
The Lady Blue Devils went 0-5, though they were fortunate to play at all. Sumner County Schools announced on Monday, March 16 that school will be closed through at least the end of the month due to the coronavirus outbreak. During that time, all sports games and practices are canceled.
However, White House was allowed to complete its tournament in Gulf Shores on Monday and Tuesday. The Lady Blue Devils dropped contests to Goodpasture (11-0), Station Camp (4-1, 8-6), Portland (8-0), and The King’s Academy (10-6).
In the 4-1 loss to Station Camp on Monday, White House managed just three combined hits from Kate Tobin, Kyra McCall and Chloe Hart.
Portland then shut out the Lady Blue Devils 8-0 behind a complete game three-hitter from Cailey Walker.
Later Monday, Goodpasture scored six runs in the top of the fifth to run away with an 11-0 blowout. McCall and Miranda Cain produced White House’s only base knocks.
The Lady Blue Devils finally found some luck at the plate against The King’s Academy on Tuesday morning. Cain, Matti Ellis and Josie Biggs each had multi-hit outings, and Biggs drove in three runs. But it was not enough to overcome home runs from Madisyn Thacker, Kaylan Cole and Sarah Webb in the 10-7 defeat.
The Lady Blue Devils nearly upset the Lady Bison in the tournament finale Tuesday afternoon. RBI singles from Hart and Kaylee Rogers put White House up 4-3 heading into the final half inning of play.
Station Camp answered when Marlecia Grigsby delivered a three-RBI single to give her team the 6-4 victory.
Cain, Hart and Rogers each had two hits for the Lady Blue Devils.
White House honored two seniors – McCall and Kennedy Butterworth – in a ceremony before its final game of the tournament. With spring sports on hold for several weeks, it is unclear if the team will be able to finish its season.