Whale Branch Warriors roll past Garrett Tech, 16-4

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Behind a balanced offensive performance and solid pitching, Whale Branch pulled away to beat Garrett Tech 16-4 in a high school softball game on Tuesday, March 22.

Familiar foes, the Whale Branch and Garrett Tech softball squads are longtime rivals. Karen Rivers, Chyla Simmons and Tanasia Campbell led the Whale Branch offensive effort, providing two hits apiece for the Warriors in the win. The Warriors didn’t waste any time move out in front of Garrett Tech in the regular-season matchup. Excelling early, Whale Branch plated 12 runs in the first two innings. Campbell scored four times and delivered two RBIs for the Warriors.

Simmons was also active at the plate and on the base paths for the Warriors, scoring three runs in the early-season victory.

Whale Branch pitcher Jenna Shipley earned the win. Shipley was strong from start to finish in the contest. In five innings, Shipley registered 11 strikeouts for the Warriors. The Whale Branch hurler allowed only one earned run in her stellar outing.

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