GREENEVIEW — After having not played a regular season game in almost two years, the Washington Lady Blue Lion varsity softball team began the 2021 season with a doubleheader at Greeneview High School Saturday, March 27.
The result was a split, with Greeneview winning the first game, 9-6 and Washington taking the second game, 15-1 in five innings.
“We were just ecstatic to (play) our first official game in the past 22 months,” Washington head coach Rick Foose said. “In our win, we got a pair of deep hits from our normal bunters in the lineup in Brooklyn Foose and Tex (Brooklyn) Devenport, which together accounted for seven of our runs batted in.”
In the first game, Greeneview scored three runs in the first, one in the second and three in the fourth to take a 7-0 lead.
Washington scored three runs in the fifth and three more in the sixth, to pull to within one run, at 7-6.
Greeneview responded with two additional runs in the bottom of the sixth.
Washington had 10 hits and committed three errors.
Greeneview collected 11 hits and had one error.
Brooklyn Devenport started in the circle and took the loss for Washington. She pitched five innings with nine hits, seven runs (three earned), six strikeouts and one walk.
Meredith Pabst pitched one inning with two hits and two runs (both earned) and one walk.
Simpson got the win for Greeneview, going five innings with four hits and three runs (all earned). She struck out two and walked five.
E. Harlow pitched two innings with six hits, three runs (all earned), no walks or strikeouts.
For Washington, Makenna Knisley went 2 for 4 with one run scored and one RBI.
Pabst went 2 for 3 with one rbi and Corynn Chrisman was 2 for 4 with one run scored.
Marcella Jones, Emma Funari and Tristan Hammock each had one RBI.
For Greeneview, Reno was 3 for 3 with three runs scored and one RBI. One of her hits was a triple.
Trisel went 3 for 4 with five RBI and one run scored. One of her hits was a triple.
Simpson went 2 for 3 with three runs scored. She also hit a triple.
Offensively for Washington: Mallori Tucker, 1-4, 1 run; Brooklyn Foose, 0-2, 1 bb; Marcella Jones, 1-1, 1 run, 1 RBI; Makenna Knisley, 2-4, 1 run, 1 RBI; Meredith Pabst, 2-3, 1 RBI, 1 bb, 1 fc; Tristan Hammock, 1-3, 1 RBI, 1 bb, 1 sb; Addison Knisley, 1-4, 1 sb, 1 fc; Corynn Chrisman, 2-4, 1 run; Emma Funari, 0-3, 1 run, 1 bb; Brooklyn Devenport, 0-2, 1 run, 1 b; Madison Haithcock, 0-0: LOB: 8
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G 310 302 x — 9 11 1
In the second game, Washington scored in each of the five innings and routed Greeneview, 15-1.
Washington had 14 hits and committed one error.
Makenna Knisley got the win in the pitcher’s circle, going five innings with four hits, one earned run, five strikeouts and no walks.
E. Harlow started and suffered the loss for Greeneview. She pitched three innings with 10 hits, 10 runs (nine earned), one strikeout and three walks.
Dean pitched two innings giving up four hits and five earned runs while striking out two and issuing two walks.
Brooklyn Foose went 3 for 4 with two runs scored, three RBI and one triple.
Corynn Chrisman was 2 for 3 with three runs scored.
Addison Knisley went 3 for 4 with one run scored and one RBI.
Meredith Pabst was 2 for 3 with one RBI and Brooklyn Devenport hit a grand slam home run in the third inning.
Washington scored one run in the first and three in the second to take a 4-0 lead.
Greeneview scored what would be its only run in the bottom of the second.
Washington responded with six runs in the third, two more in the fourth and three in the top of the fifth.
Washington is at Zane Trace Monday and is home Tuesday against Unioto at 5 p.m.
Offensively for Washington:
Corynn Chrisman 2-3, 3 runs, 1 bb, 2 sb; Brooklyn Foose, 3-4, 2 runs, 3 RBI, 1 3b; Makenna Knisley, 1-3, 1 run, 2 RBI, 1 3b, 1 hbp; Meredith Pabst, 2-3, 1 RBI, 1 bb; Tristan Hammock, 0-2, 1 run, 1 bb; Emma Funari, 0-1, 1 run; Addison Knisley, 3-4, 1 run, 1 RBI, 1 sb; Mallori Tucker, 1-2, 2 runs, 1 RBI, 1 sac, 1 fc, 1 hbp, 2 sb; Kalana Smith, 1-2, 2 runs, 1 RBI, 1 bb, 1 sac; Brooklyn Devenport, 1-2, 2 runs, 4 RBI, 1 bb, 1 grand slam home run; Madison Haithcock, 0-0; Cadie Cupp, 0-0.
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G 010 00x x — 1 4 0