Jordan pitches, powers Forrest over Eagleville

Friday, April 5, 2013
Sara Jordan (11) tossed a four-hit, 10-strikeout complete game in the circle and had a pair of doubles in the Lady Rockets' 8-0 win over Eagleville Tuesday afternoon at the Field of Dreams in Chapel Hill. Photos by Anthony S. Puca

On Tuesday, Sara Jordan nailed a solo home run to go along with a grand slam by Katie Warrick to tag-team Forrest to an 11-1 win at Huntland.

On Wednesday afternoon, Jordan continued her hot streak, pitching and powering the Lady Rockets to an 8-0 win over Eagleville at the Field of Dreams in Chapel Hill.

"Sara did a good job on the mound, we did a good job hitting, and we improved a little bit defensively," said Forrest head coach Becky Cheatham. "As long as we can maintain that consistency and gain some momentum, we will be OK."

Shutout

Jordan tossed a complete-game four-hit shutout in the circle versus Eagleville, including a season-high 10 strikeouts, while going 2-3 at the plate with a big two-run double in second inning.

Two of Eagleville's hits came in the first inning as Jordan worked her way out of a two-on, one-out jam in the Lady Eagles' only real scoring threat in the contest.

The Lady Rockets only managed seven hits in the game off Eagleville hurler K.K. Marshall, but they made them all count.

Forrest scored three unearned runs in the first inning on just one hit, two Eagleville errors, two passed balls, and a wild pitch.

Jordan's first double was the only base knock in the frame for Forrest.

Second inning

Kaitlin Toombs led off the second inning with a base on balls and Piper Elmore came on to run for Toombs.

Senior Mandi Conley (4) executes a perfect sacrifice bunt in part of a three-run second inning as the Forrest improved to 8-1 on the season with an 8-0 win over Eagleville Tuesday.

Mandi Conley sacrificed Toombs to second before Kelsey Darnell singled to left.

A bad throw on the play allowed Elmore score, making it 4-0 before Marshall got the first out on a grounder to first.

Warrick followed with a base on balls and proceeded to follow Darnell all the way home when Jordan ripped a double off the right-field fence, making it a 6-0 ballgame.

There was no more scoring by either side until the bottom of the sixth as Toombs got things going again with a leadoff single and Amanda Patterson followed with a pinch-hit base knock.

Final runs

A passed ball sent the runners to second and third before Darnell executed a surprise bunt that scored both runners, giving the Lady Rockets and Jordan all the runs they would need.

Jordan cruised through the top of the seventh to secure the win for the Lady Rockets (8-1, 4-0).

"We need to get more confidence that we can beat people in our district and the more experience we get, the more of that we will see," said Cheatham.

Eagleville's Haley Paterson went 3-3 in the contest and Shianne Knox had the only other hit off Jordan.