Rowan County Lady Viking demolished the Bath County Lady Cats with an extra base barrage.
The Lady Vikings had an outstanding 14 hits in the the 9-1 win over their district foes last Wednesday night.
“We came out and took care of business. We hit the ball and had great pitching,” said Coach Larry Slone.
Macy Jones took the win, pitching a complete game. Jones gave up one run on three hits, struck out six and walked two.
Nine of the Lady Vikings’ 14 hits were extra base hits. The team tallied eight doubles and Bailey Trent knocked one of the park for her second homer this season.
“That was a big home run. She has been in a slump for most of the year, but has been hitting it better these past couple of ball games. That home run was a big blow, unexpected, but I am tickled to get it. Hopefully, it has put her on track to swinging the bat better,” said Slone.
Trent was two-for-four at the plate with a pair of extra base hits. Trent’s home run was during the Lady Vikings’ big second inning for the team’s fourth run.
Haven Ford, Jones and Lexi Morris each hit a pair of doubles. Elaina Ward hit the remaining double.
“We went with the pitch tonight. McKenna (Moore) hit the outside corner a lot and we hit a lot to right which was real important,” said Slone.
Moore took the loss for the Lady Cats. She gave up nine runs on 14 hits, struck out six and walked one.
Jones got the Lady Vikings rolling with the first hit. She hit a line drive to left field that put her on second and in scoring position for Morris’ single.
“Anytime you can get to second you have an opportunity on a base hit to score, and if there is nobody out, I can move you to third. We can get that run a lot of different ways. So, them hitting the ball for extra base hits tonight was real important,” said Slone.
Jones went three-for-four at the plate. She scored two runs and had four RBIs. Morris was also three-for-four at the plate and had two RBIs.
Bath County’s Mikenna Moore answered to the Lady Vikings’ first inning run with double to right field. She was batted in when Savannah Hamilton dropped one into centerfield for another two bags. They knotted the score one after one inning.
The Lady Vikings pulled away with the game in the second scoring three runs. They scored another four runs in the top of the fourth, and their ninth run in the sixth.
Bath County’s remaining hits were made by Breanna Day in the second and Talyn Alderman during the fifth.
The Lady Vikings took on Bath County a second time Monday night, and downed the Lady Cats once again, 8-6.