It looked like it was going to be a long night. First there were weather delays; then the junior varsity game was scrapped. When Carroll Academy’s Lady Rebels and Oak Hill’s Lady Raiders finally took the field Thursday night in Oak Hill’s first district game, the two teams fought tit for tat for the first two innings.
Oak Hill was kept from scoring in the first inning by excellent pitching and infield defense but returned the favor in the bottom of the first. Oak Hill’s Lauren Hitt singled on a nice hit to center field and stole second but was left stranded by outs. Oak Hill allowed Carroll one run in the bottom of the second on infield error.
Mary Helon Hays earned a single in the third inning but again Oak Hill was unable to score. With Maegan Ellis playing third and Tori Ellis protecting first, the team made a nice first out for the Lady Raiders at the bottom of the third, but errors in both the infield and outfield plagued the team and Carroll scored five runs.
The fourth inning was almost as bad for Oak Hill. Tori Ellis singled on a ball to center field but was thrown out at second. Hitt had another single, also to center field, but was left stranded on base. The Lady Rebels scored four more runs, one on a double RBI and three on infield errors.
Unable to score during the fifth inning, the game was called, and the Lady Rebels defeated Oak Hill 10-0. Anna Lummus, Hays, and Tori Ellis had one single each while Hitt had two.
The Lady Raiders (4-2) travel to Hebron Christian on Monday with the varsity game starting at 4 p.m.