LMS stomps South Lawrence

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Lewisburg's Hannah Davis slides safely into third while stealing a base in the top of the first inning against South Lawrence. Tribune photos by Louis G. Scheuchenzuber

The Lewisburg Middle School Tigerettes (3-1) reeled off their third straight win on Saturday afternoon when they crushed the South Lawrence Lady Stallions 16-1 in three innings at Summertown.

After allowing one run in her last outing against Whitthorne five days earlier, LMS starting pitcher Brooklin Conger turned in another quality performance in the circle to pick up her second win of the season, as she yielded just one unearned run on one hit while notching three strikeouts and issuing no walks.

Changing it up

"Her fastball was working well, but her change up kept them off balance. Her change up is her best pitch right now,' said Lewisburg coach Beau Hardison.

The Tigerettes, meanwhile, pounded out nine hits against two South Lawrence hurlers, but also took advantage of five walks and five Lady Stallion errors.

First baseman Marlee Woodward led Lewisburg's offensive attack by going 2-for-3 with two doubles, 4 RBI, and two runs scored. Hannah Davis, Savannah Wooten, and Annie Hawkins each tallied two hits and 3 RBI for the Tigerettes as well, while McKinley Richardson added a hit and a RBI.

Good hitting

"We definitely came out and hit the ball well. We hit well one through nine," said Hardison.

South Lawrence starting pitcher Madelinn Tidwell pitched two innings and suffered the loss. Bailey Brown singled in the bottom of the third inning to account for the Lady Stallions' lone hit of the contest.

The Tigerettes buried South Lawrence early, as they crossed home plate 10 times in the top of the first inning with the help of two walks, two Lady Stallion errors, a hit batsman, a Hawkins RBI single, a three-run double by Woodward, a Wooten two-run single, and a two-run inside the park homerun by Davis to forge a 10-0 lead.

South Lawrence (0-1) plated a run in the bottom of the first inning with the help of two LMS errors to trim the deficit to 10-1, but Lewisburg pushed across six more runs in the top of the second to open up a 16-1 advantage.

Running away

Lewisburg's Brooklin Conger tossed a one-hitter to help lead the Tigerettes to a 16-1 win over South Lawrence.

Following a leadoff walk by Conger, courtesy runner Naomi Hopper stole second prior to coming home on a RBI double by Woodward. Richardson drove in Woodward with a RBI bloop single before stealing second and scoring on a Lady Stallion error while Wooten reached first base on the play. After Davis plated Wooten with a RBI double to make it 14-1, Cashion drew a walk. Davis and Cashion each moved up 60 feet on a groundout by Taylor Poteete before both racing home on a Hawkins infield single.

Conger then retired the Lady Stallions in order in the bottom of the second before working around an error and a two-out single by Brown to keep the mercy rule in effect.