Lady Dukes no-hit Broncos
Published 12:22 pm Friday, April 24, 2015
The Franklin High School Broncos softball team scored its lone run when a batter reached base after being hit by a pitch. But ultimately, the team was no-hit on Tuesday by Haley Delgado and Alyssa Funai, who combined to strike out eight batters in the run-ruled 25-1 five-inning TriRivers district win for the Windsor High School Lady Dukes.
The Dukes scored 13 runs in the first inning before laying off the gas on the base paths.
Kaliyah Walloe completed the game on the mound for the Broncos, walking 18, giving up 14 hits and hitting one batter. Franklin head coach Angel Cashwell said it was a good effort in her second game pitching, considering she was facing off against a strong Windsor team.
Shanita Hicks picked up the RBI on a fielder’s choice, with Keonna “Kee Kee” Whitehead and Karissa Schuermann having reached base, the latter being hit and the former drawing a walk on five pitches.
Cashwell also called out the play of Katlyn Woolfolk, the freshman catcher, who made some stops on balls that could have led to more runs.
“I am proud of the girls,” she said. “They played a really good game today and have come a long way since the beginning of the season.”
For Windsor, Brittany Wade was 2 for 2 with two walks and 4 RBIs. Kelsey Shaffer led the team with 6 RBIs, hitting a triple and an inside the park home run, while also drawing a walk. She was 2 for 3 at the plate with a sacrifice fly in the third.
Tori Holmes plated three runs on a single and a triple. She had a walk and was 2 for 3 at the plate.
“I’m really proud of the girls for staying in the game,” said Windsor head coach Sean Wade. “Franklin stayed in the game, as well. They are improving and are well coached by a coach who cares about the girls.”
Several runs were walked in, and some were due to error.
The Broncos (0-7) will travel to Emporia on Tuesday to face Greensville County High School. Windsor (4-1) will host Middlesex today.
First pitch for both games is at 4:30 p.m.