Small window, lots of runs

Friday, March 27, 2015
Kayla Gillespie (4) drills an RBI single to left field in the first inning for FMS, who run-ruled Spring Hill 17-0 in three innings. Photos by Anthony S. Puca

Girls like to play in the mud too.

Especially softball girls, who during much of their careers will play in some pretty harsh weather.

There was not much of a window in the cold rain Thursday night, but the Forrest Middle School Lady Rockets needed just a small break as they beat Spring Hill Middle School 17-0 in three innings at the Field of Dreams in Chapel Hill.

After about a 45 minute delay because of heavy rain, the two squads took the field and Kayla Gillespie retired the first two Lady Generals before Kalie Carter reached on an infield single.

It would be the only baserunner in the contest for Spring Hill.

What happened next was something you don't see too often as FMS sent 22 batters to the plate in the second inning and scored 17 runs.

Kaydee Todd (15) had three hits and three RBIs in the game.

The first 12 Lady Rockets' batters reached base before Spring Hill finally recorded an out.

Kaydee Todd (3-3 2RS, 2RBI, 2 2B) and Zoe Long (3-3, 2RS, RBI) had three hits apiece in the inning for Forrest.

Josie Bond (10) had a huge day out of the lead off spot, going 3-3 at the plate.

Josie Bond (2-2, BB, 3RS, 2RBI, 2B), Anna Blanton (2-2, BB, 2RS, 2RBI), and Kennedy Gillespie (2-2, BB, 2RS, 2RBI, BB) all had two base knocks apiece.

Ally Blanton (1-2, BB, 2RS, 2RBI), Kayla Gillespie (1-1, BB, RBI), Riley Ward (1-1, RS, 2RBI), Caroline Warner (1-1, RS, RBI), and Presley Hailey (1-2, 2RS, 2RBI) all had one hit apiece in the offensive onslaught.

FMS head coach Shelby Stinnett showed some great sportsmanship by not allowing any more runs to score after the first inning.

Caroline Warner (8) came on to pitch scoreless relief for Forrest.

Kayla Gillespie picked up the win in the circle for FMS and Warner came in and pitched hitless, scoreless ball for one inning.

FMS plays at Lincoln County on Saturday before going on Spring Break.