WISL swings into action

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, June 20, 2006

The Women’s Independent Softball League kicked off its first night of slow-pitch softball action Tuesday night at the Demopolis Sportsplex.

There was going to be a double header of action as the Lady Ballers (Sears) took on New Era and then the final game pitted Red Barn against Headquarters.

The Lady Ballers, who are fresh off of their softball tournament, win in Shiloh, Alabama looked hungry as they fired up the bats early and often in the 17-6 blowout.

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The Ballers scored once in the first and then the merry-go-round started as New Era pitcher Raine Agee just couldn’t find the plate in the second inning walking six batters in a row.

Ballers pitcher Yevette Allen pitched well in the final innings to closeout in the win for the Lady Ballers, when the game was called after the fourth inning due to a 10 run lead. Francis Dunn and Glesa Brown also had very good outings for the Lady Ballers.

New Era was able to score six runs on the excellent Lady Ballers pitching including a two run inside the park homer by the former University of Alabama Softball standout Lauren Etheridge.

The Lady Ballers were just to much for New Era to handle as they fell to (0-1) on the season and the Lady Ballers move to (1-0).

The Red Barn was lead by Erin Phillips, sister to the New York Yankees standout Andy Phillips on and off the field.

Phillips was a terror in the field as she laid out for a line drive hit in the gap between the shortstop and second base in the first inning. She also had some very solid hits as did Margie Walker on the night.

The Red Barn beat Headquarters 10-0 in another shorten game due to the 10-run rule.