Lady Bulldogs shutout Richland

Friday, April 18, 2008
Cornersville second baseman Erica Blackwell scoops up a groundball by Richland's Katie Pierce.

The Cornersville Lady Bulldogs gained a measure of revenge Wednesday, when they traveled to Lynnville and whipped District rival Richland, 6-0, after dropping a 6-2 decision to the Lady Raiders eight days earlier.

CHS starting pitcher Savannah Cole turned in a brilliant performance in the circle to earn her sixth victory of the season. Cole yielded just two hits and one walk in seven innings of work while racking up 10 strikeouts.

"It looked like the Savannah from 2006 and 2007. She was throwing a little more heat today and mixing in her changeup well," said Cornersville head coach Spencer Mitchell.

Offensively, the Lady Bulldogs (11-6, 8-1 District) banged out six hits against Lady Raider starting hurler Leslie Tinnon and took advantage of four Richland errors, which contributed to all six CHS runs. Cornersville also went 3-for-9 with runners in scoring position and scored all six of their runs with two outs after stranding 11 on base in their previous meeting against Richland.

See Friday's Tribune for the complete story.