LMS Tigerettes waylay Westwood
After narrowly defeating E.A. Cox 10-9 the previous evening, the Lewisburg Middle School Tigerettes (7-3) had a much easier time with Westwood on Tuesday night, as they crushed the Lady Rockets 15-0 in four innings at home.
LMS starting pitcher Halle Chapman turned in a dominant performance in the circle and tossed a no-hitter while racking up 10 strikeouts and issuing two walks en route to picking up the win.
The Tigerettes, meanwhile, pounded out 12 hits and drew four walks against Westwood starting hurler Bailey Jones to go along with five hit batsmen and two Lady Rocket errors.
Laura Beth Brown (3 RBI), Alli Hobbs (2 RBI), Hannah Sheppard (1 RBI), and Skylar Brandon each tallied two hits to lead Lewisburg's offensive onslaught, while catcher Sydne Solomon belted a solo homerun. Leah Hollingsworth (2 RBI), Taylor Walls, and Courtney Edde notched one hit apiece for LMS as well.
The Tigerettes took advantage of some early control problems by Jones, as they crossed home plate six times in the bottom of the first inning with the help of a walk, four hit batsman, a Westwood error, a RBI double by Brown, and a Hollingsworth two-run single to take a 6-0 lead.
Lewisburg continued to quickly distance themselves from Westwood in the second inning and pushed across four runs in the frame to open up a 10-0 advantage. After leading off the inning with a single, Walls was ruled safe at second on a fielder's choice by Solomon before Brandon drew a walk to load the bases with no outs. Following a two-run single by Brown, Sheppard plated Brandon with a RBI single to make it 9-0.. Brown and Sheppard then both moved up 60 feet on a groundout by Kathryn Donahue before Brown scampered home on a wild pitch.
In the bottom of the third, the Tigerettes hung up another crooked number and scored three runs in the frame on the strength of a singles by Brandon and Edde, a walk by Sheppard, a Hobbs RBI single, and a Lady Rocket error to push their lead to 13-0.
LMS then brought the mercy rule into effect in the fourth inning by tallying two runs on a solo homer by Solomon and a Hobbs RBI single to cap their 15-0 triumph.