MACON - Chloe Tapley threw her second consecutive no-hitter Tuesday as Hebron Christian School earned another district victory shutting out Central Academy 8-0.
Tapley struck out 14 batters in her seven inning performance, but there was a question mark if she would even play because of a stomach virus.
Head coach Cass Tapley said the cooler weather Tuesday definitely played a big role in her pitching in the circle.
“I couldn’t be more proud of Chloe today,” he said. “For us this was a really big district game.”
The Lady Eagles had a three run fist inning to get the ball rolling with a lead off single by Alaina Hill. Tori Nichols two-run blast, her second of the season, to left-centerfield gave the visitors a 2-0 lead.
Beverly Blake’s RBI single in the third scored RJ FAlkner, Chloe Tapley and Nichols to extend the lead to 5-0. Hebron added three more runs in the sixth to seal the district win.
Nichols was hot at the playing going 3-for-3 with three RBI and a home-run while Hill also had three hits including a triple. Hannah Loper (2 hits) Blake, Holly Hudson and Chole Tapley rounded out the hits for the Lady Eagles.
“I thought we played well,” Cass Tapley said. We stayed alert in the field and were on top of the five balls that were put in play. Tori and Alaina hit the ball well. Generally, we all moved the ball. We still have to get better with our base running and our short game before the playoffs.”
In JV action three runs by Brooke Griffin, two by RJ FAlkner, and one
by Hannah Loper weren’t quit enough as HCS took a 7-6 loss. Recording hits were Griffin, Victoria Ferguson, Brynn Latham, and Shelby Arnold.