Lady Rockets march on
The Forrest Lady Rockets took care of business Thursday night in the opening round of the District 9-A Tournament, dismantling Eagleville 10-0 in six innings.
Just one night after being honored on Senior Night, Shelby Stinnett and Rachel Curtis once again displayed the post-season fire that has been the hallmark of their careers.
Stinnett twirled all six innings versus the Lady Eagles and gave up 1 hit, 1 walk, and struck out 11 batters.
The MTSU signee also had a good night with the bat in her hand, going 1-2 with a walk and 2 RBI's.
Curtis, a Columbia State Community College signee, donned the catching gear for the entire contest and had a great game at the dish with 3 hits in 3 at bats and 3 runs batted in.
The experienced duo got plenty of help from their youthful teammates as sophomore speedster Ciara Cook had a big night, going 2-3 with a walk, 3 runs scored, and 2 stolen bases.
Freshman Jessica Harmon came off the bench and knocked in one run and junior Chelsea Johnson did a nice job at the leadoff spot, going 1-2 with an RBI and a run scored.
Caitlyn Rotchford had an RBI for Forrest and sparkled at the hot corner.
Forrest fixed the error problems from the night before, committing no miscues in the game in a solid defensive effort.
The Lady Rockets were held scoreless in the first binning and then exploded for five runs on five hits in the second inning.
Ciara Cook manufactured a run in the bottom of the fourth, reaching base on a one out bunt single.
Cook wiped second and then third before being knocked in by Harmon.
Forrest put the lid on the contest in the sixth, scoring four times with the game ending blow coming off the bat of Curtis, who slammed a two-run double that scored Kaitlin Toombs and Korisa Warlick.
The Lady Rockets take on Community tonight at 8:00 p.m. at Cascade in round two.