Combo no-hitter leaves Webb 10-9

A two-girl no-hitter allowed Webb School of Knoxville softball to finish with a winning regular season record after a 14-4 home victory against Friendship Baptist Academy Friday evening, April 30. The Lady Spartans finished the regular season 10-9 overall, 6-6 in the district.

Jamie Sharp and Maddie Ladd combined to pitch the no hitter while Bryn Lawson was four-of-four at the plate with three RBI and three runs scored. Hannah Bruce doubled and tripled with three runs scored. Kylie Bridwell added three hits while Mason Dunlap and Jeneva Mitchell connected for two apiece.

Clinching fourth-place in the district with what head coach David Moore said were “two big wins” earlier last week, Webb hosted its annual Strikeout Cancer game versus district foe Concord Christian, both teams wearing mostly pink, winning 5-3.

Sharp got the complete-game victory while giving up just two hits. The Lady Spartans took a 1-0 lead with Mitchell’s first-inning inside-the-park homerun. But Concord took a 3-1 lead with a two-run double by Autumn Phillips in the third inning, along with a run-scoring double by Lexi Esteppe.

Webb came back with four runs in the bottom of the fifth. Megan Gilbert lead off with a bunt single. Mitchell followed with a single before Ladd ripped one by the right fielder for another inside-the-park homerun. Dunlap then drove in Bruce.

Thursday night, April 29, Webb beat FBA on the road 8-3 to clinch a region trip. Sharp got the win by striking out 13 while also chipping in with two hits that included a double.

Mitchell has two hits and three stolen bases while scoring three runs. Bridwell belted a three-run homer. Lawson also had two hits and an RBI.