Errors cost Thompson in area loss to Wetumpka

Thompson's Sam Kusiah pitched seven innings and allowed two unearned runs on three hits with nine strikeouts and two walks in the Warriors' 2-1 loss to Wetumpka April 2. (Reporter photo/Mickel Ponthieux)

Thompson’s Sam Kusiah pitched seven innings and allowed two unearned runs on three hits with nine strikeouts and two walks in the Warriors’ 2-1 loss to Wetumpka April 2. (Reporter photo/Mickel Ponthieux)

By MICKEL PONTHIEUX / Sports Reporter

ALABASTER – The Wetumpka Indians softball team capitalized on two Thompson errors to take a 2-1 Class 6A, Area 7 victory over the Warriors April 2 at THS.

The Indians took an early 1-0 lead when Destinee Brewer reached base on a Thompson error to score Lauren Lett in the second inning. Wetumpka added a run in the fourth when Alex Christian led the inning off with a walk and scored on a wild pitch for a 2-0 Indians lead.

The Warriors (17-8, 1-1) were held without a hit until Haley Crumpton led off the fourth with a single to left. Thompson moved two runners into scoring position, but Wetumpka held the Warriors scoreless with outstanding defensive play to take way hits that could have scored runs.

“Wetumpka just played really good defense,” Thompson head coach Jake Parker said. “Their center fielder made a couple good plays in the gap. We just had tough luck hitting right at them.”

After leaving a runner in scoring position in the fifth, Thompson moved a runner across home plate in the sixth. Crumpton led the sixth off with a double to left-center to set the tone for the inning. Sarah Holdbrooks brought home Crumpton with a single up the middle and Molly Jones followed with a single to left to move the tying run into scoring position.

Wetumpka retired the next two batters to end the rally for a 2-1 score heading into the final inning.

Sam Kusiah took the loss for Thompson, allowing two unearned runs on three hits with nine strikeouts and two walks.

Crumpton finished the game batting 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored. Jones added a 2-for-3 effort and Holbrooks finished 1-for-3 with a RBI.