Nashville ends Lady Falcons' winning streak

By Doug Daniels

1351sports.com / elveradosports.com

April 30, 2019

  (Nashville, Ill.) - The Lady Falcons scheduled a trip to Nashville this softball season looking for a challenge, and they got one. The Hornettes only had three hits, but that was enough to take a 4-1 victory over Elverado on April 30, ending EHS’s winning streak that had been going strong since an opening day loss at Red Bud.

  “This was a tough loss,” said Falcons head coach Donette Wheatley. “But, it was good for the kids to see what a few mistakes will do to us. We just told them at practice last night, those little mistakes can come back to haunt you.”

  A walk and a two-out, two-run homer in the bottom of the first gave Nashville a 2-0 lead they never relinquished.

  “We felt like the Harris girl should have struck out, which would have been the third out of the first inning,” Wheatley said. 

  Allie Whittington cut the lead in half with a home run of her own in the top of the fourth inning, but none of the five base runners the Lady Falcons would have the rest of the game would get past second base.

  The Hornettes added two insurance runs in the top of the fifth thanks to a pair of two-out errors by Elverado.

  “The other two runs should have been a 1,2,3 inning,” Wheatley said. “We doubled them in total hits for the game, but we also had twice as many strikeouts. It was good to play them. We needed to see what we need to do come regional time.”

  “Also, the softball team would like to send our condolences to one of our own who couldn't make the game due to a death in her family. She definitely was missed tonight.”

  Whittington worked six innings and allowed two earned runs on three hits and a walk with six strikeouts. Whittington (1-2, R, RBI, HR, BB), Emma Yates (1-3), Kaity Lewis (2-3) and Reese Funk (2-3) had Elverado’s six hits against Nashville.

Photos by Doug Daniels/ElveradoSports.com

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