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Kirsten Titus throws three-hitter in Lady Wolfpack's win

Greenbrier 9, Cross Creek 0

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Cross Creek couldn’t take advantage of its chances while Greenbrier did Tuesday night.

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Greenbrier's Kirsten Titus pitches during Tuesday's game against Cross Creek. Titus gave up one hit in the victory.  SARA CALDWELL/STAFF
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Greenbrier's Kirsten Titus pitches during Tuesday's game against Cross Creek. Titus gave up one hit in the victory.

The Lady Razorbacks loaded the bases in the first inning, but stranded all three, while Greenbrier struck for three first-inning runs en route to its 9-0, five-inning home win.

“We’re playing very good defense and we’re getting good pitching,” Lady Wolfpack head coach Garrett Black said. “We’re going to put some pressure on you offensively and see what happens.”

The results were all but two players got a hit and all but one scored for the Lady Wolfpack (7-2).

Pitcher Kirsten Titus (6-1) allowed one hit in
the first inning, then gave up two hits to start the fourth, but stranded those runners to help preserve her shutout. Titus wasn’t nervous when she got into her first-inning jam.

“I knew that I have a good defense and I knew that if anything happened I have a great offense that would back me up,” she said.

Cross Creek head coach Lisa White was a bit frustrated after the team’s second-consecutive
shutout loss.

“We’ve got to learn how to start putting pressure on the other team instead of always pressure being put on us,” she said. “We’re not hitting the ball. “We’ve got five hits in the last two ball games.”

Heather Peterson pitched a complete game for Cross Creek (1-2), allowing nine runs on nine hits with four walks and a strikeout.

Taylor Dupree produced three runs with RBI on a single, fielder’s choice and a sacrifice fly. KirstenMcMonigle had two hits and scored twice while Maddie Hunt singled and scored twice.

Brooke Mackelburg’s second hit was a two-out double driving in two, capping the Lady Wolfpack’s five-run fourth.


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