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Bassett boys soccer remains unbeaten
plus other scores from around the area Friday night

Saturday, April 25, 2015

By BULLETIN STAFF REPORT -

Bassett’s boys soccer team continued its regular season dominance of Martinsville on Friday, handing the Bulldogs their first loss of the season with 2-1 victory at Dan Greene Stadium in Martinsville.

Senior Jesse Estudillo scored what proved to be the game winner in the 51st minute on a low line drive inside the left post from about 25 yards out. Seven minutes prior, Jacob Porter broke a scoreless tie in the 44th minute on a nifty run down the left side, beating three Martinsville defenders and goalie Bryce Worley on an acute angle from along the endline.

Bassett coach Larry Wylie said the second goal and the opening 15 minutes of the second half played by his team made the difference.

The Bulldogs were able to scratch a goal back as a Darden Bela was sprung into the right portion of the penalty box off a quick restart on a Bassett foul. Bela’s shot was saved by Winston Hoyle but the rebounded was laid out in front of the goal where Kyle Hathaway was able to sprint to it and head the ball home in the 62nd minute. It would be the final quality chance for the home team.

Martinsville led 14-5 in shots with six on goal as Hoyle made five saves. Worley made on first-half save, but the Bengals made it tough scoring on two of their three shots on goal.

The Bengals (7-0-1) travel to G.W.-Danville on Tuesday for their next match. The Bulldogs (6-1) host Tunstall also Tuesday in a Piedmont District match.

GIRLS SOCCER

Bassett 4, Martinsville 2

Bassett’s girls soccer team kept rolling along Friday with a 4-2 win at home over Piedmont District rival Martinsville.

The Bulldogs struck first on a goal by junior Erica Dalton just four minutes into the game. Unfortunately for the Bulldogs, they were called for a red card just 8 minutes into the game and had to play the final 72 minutes a man down.

Martinsville was able to keep the Bengals offense in check despite the disadvantage, thanks in part to the play of their goalie Kaisey Campbell. Campbell’s 13 saves on the night were a big factor in Martinsville being able to stay in the game as well as they did.

But goals by Skyler Prillaman and Haley Barnes in the final 15 minutes of the first half helped give Bassett a 2-1 lead going into halftime. Prillaman’s goal was assisted by Heather Hawley with 14 minutes to play, and Barnes’s goal was assisted by Prillaman with 2 minutes to play.

Midway through the second half Dalton found the back of the net again, helping Martinsville tie the score back up at 2-2.

Bassett’s Barnes scored her second goal of the night, unassisted, with 12 minutes remaining to give the Bengals their final lead. Another goal by Prillaman, assiste by Barnes, with just 4 minutes remaining was the final nail in the coffin.

The Bulldogs move to 4-3 on the year, while Bassett’s record now stands at 6-1. Tuesday Martinsville will travel to Tunstall for a game at 5:30 and Bassett will take on G.W.-Danville at home at 7 p.m.

The Bulldogs will get a chance at revenge next Friday when Bassett travels to their home turf. Game is scheduled for 7 p.m.

BASEBALL

Bassett 11, Martinsville 2

Bassett senior Caleb Davis celebrated his 18th birthday in style Friday by collecting three hits in a 11-2 Piedmont District win over Martinsville at Hooker Field.

The Bengals scored seven runs in the second inning to create all the separation needed. They sent 11 batters to plate as Davis’ two-run triple was one of five hits in the inning. In fact, three of those hits went for extra bases. Davis finished 3-for-4 with three RBIs and two runs scored. He was one of three Bassett hitters to have multi-hit games as the team finished with 13 total hits.

Matt Tuggle earned the win, going four innings on 63 pitches. He finished with seven strikeouts and no walks. His two runs given up on a Quintaiz Hamlet double in the fourth inning came with two outs after an error and were unearned.

Bassett scored six of the seven runs in the second inning with two outs.

The Bengals (2-10) travel to Dan Daniel Park in Danville to take on the G.W.-Danville Eagles on Tuesday. The Bulldogs (1-7) host Tunstall also Tuesday at Hooker Field.

SOFTBALL

Patrick County 4, Abingdon 3

Patrick County continued their supreme season Friday night with a 4-3 Conference 32 win over Abingdon.

Savannah Moorefield and Brandi Woods both hit homeruns for the Cougars. Moorefields was a 2 run shot. She finished the night 2-3 with 3 RBIs. Melissa Pendleton was 1-2 with a double and a run scored.

Cassidy Largen went the distance for Patrick County, with 8 strikeouts, 2 walks, six hits and 3 earned runs.

The Cougars (7-1) will travel to G.W.-Danville on Monday.

Bassett 20, Martinsville 0 (4 innings)

Kaylie Rakes scored 4 runs, and had 2 triples for the Bengals, who went on the road Friday night to defeat Martinsville 20-0 in 4 innings.

All but one of Martinsville’s hitters scored at least once in the contest. Anna Finley threw a complete game in the circle for Bassett, with 8 strikeouts, 2 hits and no walks.

Janya Couller and Kenya Hairston each had a hit for Martinsville.

The Bulldogs will travel to Tunstall Tuesday for a game at 5 p.m. Bassett will travel to G.W.-Danville Tuesday with first pitch also set for 5 p.m.

 

 
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