Lady Rangers turn back North Greene

from staff reports

   BAILEYTON -- Riding a 10-strikeout, no-walk pitching performance from Danielle Williams and a dozen team hits, Unaka's Lady Rangers captured an 8-4 victory over North Greene on Thursday afternoon.
   Williams went the distance for the Lady Rangers in their first Watauga Valley Conference game, holding North Greene to two earned runs.
   Brittany Taylor and Amy Colbaugh both batted 2 for 2 -- Taylor had a double -- for Unaka (1-0, 2-1), which scored two runs in the first, third, fourth and sixth frames.
   Jessica Moffitt had a productive day at the plate for the Lady Rangers, going 2 for 4 with a double and four RBIs.
   The score could have easily been more lopsided as Unaka stranded 13 runners.
   The Lady Rangers, however, have had just two practices in which all players were accounted for, and played in three scrimmages.
   "We just don't have any practice time in," said Unaka coach Ronnie Hicks. "We're going to have to play our way into shape. The team unity is great, the team attitude is great and the work ethic is great.
   "We're just trying to get to where we want, and see if we can get the green-ness out and get a rhythm going."
   The Lady Rangers host Johnson County at 4:30 p.m. today. The Unaka-Happy Valley game that was postponed on Monday will be played as part of an April 19 doubleheader at Hicks Field.