Lady ‘Cats rebound
SCIOTOVILLE — It was a case of softball mixing with basketball.
The Green Lady Bobcats rebounded from a five-error loss last Friday with a 10-0 shutout of the Sciotoville East Lady Tartans Wednesday in a Southern Ohio Conference game.
“It was nice to bounce back and we played well. It was nice to get a win. We hit the ball pretty well,” said Green coach Dale Royse.
While Green banged out 10 hits, pitcher Ali Thompson shut down East on just one hit. Thompson struck out 14 and walked one.
The only hit was a fourth inning single by Toni Lang.
After a scoreless first inning, Green got four runs in the second.
Thompson singled, moved up when Tiffany Stoneking grounded out, and Adrianne Blankenship had an RBI singled. Breanna Johnson singled to put runners on the corners and Cassie King hit a sacrifice fly.
Ashlee Runyon singled for a run and Destiny Skaggs doubled home a run.
A run scored in the fifth when Thompson hit a solo home run to right-center.
The Lady Bobcats added a run in the sixth on a double by Breanna Johnson, a ground out by Ashley Spears and scored when Runyon grounded out.
Green then got four more runs in the seventh inning.
Cassidy Skaggs was hit by a pitch, Abbey Barrett walked, and Thompson singled for a run. Blankenship then unloaded a two-run double and Runyon grounded out as a run scored.
Green (6-2, 5-0) visits Western on Thursday.
Green 040 011 4 = 10 10 1
East 000 000 0 = 0 1 1
Ali Thompson and Abbey Barrett. Meghan Williams and Brittany Swords. W-Thompson (14-K,1-BB). L-Williams (2-K,4-BB). 2B-Green: Destiny Skaggs, Adrianne Blankenship, Breanna Johnson. HR-Green: Ali Thompson. Hitting-Green: Destiny Skaggs 2-5, Ali Thompson 3-4, Tiffany Stoneking 1-4, Adrianne Blankenship 2-4 3-rbi, Breanna Johnson 1-3, Ashlee Runyon 1-4 3-rbi; East: Toni Lang 1-3.