Harvey shuts down Lady Rockets in 8-1 loss

Friday, April 4, 2014
Jordan Yelensky is greeted at home plate by her teammates after the 8th grader slammed her third home run of the year in the third inning versus Moore County Thursday night in Chapel Hill. Photos by Anthony S. Puca

The Moore County Raiderettes outplayed Forrest in every phase of the game Thursday night at the Field of Dreams in Chapel Hill, earning an 8-1 win to sweep the regular season series between the top two teams in District 9-A.

Moore County (17-3, 11-0), who has outscored its opponents 107-13 this season came away with some heavy offensive damage done by their middle of the lineup as Kate Bowles (3-4, RS, RBI) had a trio of base knocks, while Sierra Bateman (2-4, 2RS) and Kasey Harvey (2-3, 2RBIs) had two hits apiece in the contest.

Amberlyn Holman chipped in with a pair of sacrifice RBIs for Moore County and Kyleigh Camp and Emily Parks knocked in one apiece.

Harvey was also in total control in the circle for Lynchburg, scattering five Forrest hits, while striking out seven and walking three Lady Rockets.

The Raiderettes were also helped out by three Forrest errors that led to the loss by Katie Warrick, who gave up only two earned runs out the seven scored in her time in the circle.

Katie Warrick (55) slings a pitch to the plate in the first inning versus Moore County.

Warrick went four and one third innings, surrendering six hits, walking two and striking out one Moore County batter.

In the bottom of the third inning, Forrest scored their only run of the game when eighth-grader Jordan Yelensky clobbered her third home of the season, tying her for the team lead in big knocks.

Samantha King (1-3, 2B), Savannah Brothers (1-3, 2B), Lainey Mays (1-3) and Liz Daughrity (1-3) had the other four hits for FHS.

Moore County put Forrest in an early 3-0 hole and the Lady Rockets could not push a run across in the bottom of the inning as Harvey escaped a two-on, two-out jam with a grounder to first base.

The Raiderettes garnered another unearned run in the fourth inning before Yelenksy's home run in the home half of the frame made it a 4-1 contest.

There was no scoring in the fourth inning and in the top of the fifth, Moore County busted the contest open, scoring three times to take a commanding 7-1 lead.

Moore County added a run on an RBI double by Harvey in the bottom of the sixth and Harvey set down Forrest 1-2-3 in the bottom of the seventh to take the win.

Forrest (7-3, 3-2) will get plenty of work next week as they are scheduled to play every day, beginning Monday at Huntland.

The Lady Rockets will host MTCS on Tuesday before travelling to Eagleville on Wednesday, Community on Thursday and a weekend excursion to Brentwood where they will play in the Raptor Classic at Crockett Park.