MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — With help from her defense, which made two double plays, Baylor’s Kaitie Sims overcame seven walks while pitching a three-hitter in a 9-0 victory over Pope John Paul II at McKnight No. 3 in the Division II-AA high school softball state-tournament opener for both teams.
Baylor (31-7) will take on rival GPS (16-13) on Thursday at approximately 1 p.m. EDT in the winners-bracket final at Starplex No. 3.
Kelley Smiddie is a sports writer who has worked at the Times Free Press for 12 years. He covers high school sports and softball. Kelley’s hometown is Chattanooga, and he graduated from Brainerd High School and graduated Chattanooga State and UTC. Contact Kelley at 423-757-6653 or firstname.lastname@example.org.