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Lady Eagles shut out Kirk, 17-0

August 31, 2011

GRENADA - Hebron followed up with their 13 hit, 15 run victory on Monday with another blowout win on the road.
The Lady Eagles scored 14 runs in the first inning on their way to a comfortable 17-0 win over Kirk Academy.
Hebron had just eight hits and every starter scored three runs in the game that lasted just three innings due to the mercy rule.
“We didn’t get a lot of pitches to hit but we used the game for a lot of teaching points with our base running,” head coach Cass Tapley said.  “ I was proud of them for staying focused with us having two pretty long travel games back to back this week.”
Chloe Tapley three innings of shut out ball, giving up no hits while striking out six and walking one.
Beverly Blake and Chloe Tapley scored three runs each and Blake led all hitters going with a pair of base knocks including a triple. Alaina Hill, Rebecca Falkner (2B) , Tori Nichols (2B, Holly Hudson, Hanna Loper and Brynn Latham all contributed with a hit.
Hebron will have a few days rest before taking on Central Academy September 6.
In JV action Griffin, Falkner, and Hudson all scored in the first and the Lady Eagles held on for a 3-1 win.
Oak Hill swept at Leake
Leake Academy extended their winning streak to 49 games dating back to last season after topping Oak Hill Academy Tuesday in a district double-header 8-2 and 12-2.
Pitcher Hannah Moore strike out 19 Lady Raiders combined on the day.
Oak Hill (9-9, 0-6), had just six hits in both games and none of them were off Moore. Head coach Marion Bratton said that Leake was the best team he’s faced in the last five seasons and that Moore is the real deal.
“We don’t see the kind of velocity she has up here with the teams we face,” he said. “That’s something you just cant prepare for. It’s like stepping in the batters box against (Justin) Verlander or Nolan Ryan. It’s not something you can adjust to in one or two ball games. “
Senior Anna Lummus didn’t get a hit off Moore.
“She (Moore) threw the ball all across the plate, we couldn’t touch them,” she said. “She had a lot of spin on the ball, plus her velocity. We just couldn’t adjust to it.”
Maime Allen and Lauren Hitt led the squad with a pair of hits, while Maegen and Tori Ellis also had a hit.
Allen was credited with both losses, giving up a combined 16 hits for the two-game set.
Oak Hill will get to host Manchester Academy September 6.

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