White, Tigers blank Escambia

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Greenville sophomore pitcher Brattany White tossed a no-hitter in a 5-0 season-opening victory over Escambia County on Monday.

White walked eight players, but struck out 12 in the Tigers' victory.

&#8220I'm pleased that we started the season out with a win,” Greenville coach Donna Sunnycalb said. &#8220We needed that. It will certainly be a confidence boost for our team.”

The Tigers (1-0) were scheduled to face Catholic on Tuesday before traveling to Andalusia on Thursday.

Escambia threatened only twice during the game with a runner at third base.

Greenville put the game away early in the game by opening up the game with two runs in the bottom of the first inning.

White opened with a single and then moved to second after Nicole Norton was hit by a pitch.

White and Norton then scored on an error when Kendra Mitchell reached first on an error on a bad throw that reached the outfield.

The Tigers tacked on three more runs in the second with Danita Crenshaw leading off the inning with a double.

Crenshaw later scored on a single by White, who scored the final run on a passed ball. Nicole Stinson also scored a run in the frame on an error.

White and Crenshaw finished the day with four of Greenville's five hits. White finished 2-for-4 with a stolen base and two runs scored, while Crenshaw was 2-for-3 with a run scored.

&#8220Brittany played well, but I don't think she would have had quite the game without the outstanding play of our seventh-grade catcher Courtnee Meyers,” Sunnycalb said. &#8220She really did well being her first varsity start.”