Hatchets rout T-Birds
The Hatchet softball team put a 27-3 shellacking on Lakeland in just 4-1/2 innings last Thursday.
Tomahawk held huge margins in hits (18-7), errors (1-8) and walks (6-0), and even left fewer runners on base (3-4) despite the 31-8 difference in total baserunners.
“It was a good team win,” THS coach John Laron said. “Mallory pitched very well. She has not walked a batter and is doing a good job with her change-up and location.
“Offensively, we were explosive, pounding out 18 hits. We were patient, waited for good pitches and hit the ball hard from the top to the bottom of the line-up. We were aggressive on the basepaths, taking every base we could on T-Bird miscues.
“Defensively, we played well, committing only one error.”
Six batters-Kacey Iwen (4-5, 2B, 4 RBI, 4 R), Kelsey Paramore (3-3, 3B, 5 RBI, 4 R, 2 SB), Kaitlin Doughty (3-3, 2 RBI, 3 R), Christianson 2-4, 2B, 5 RBI), Stephanie Schoone (2-2, 2 RBI) and Saydee Juedes (2-4, 2 RBI)-came up with multi-hit games. Kendall Nelson (1-4) also drove in 3 runs and scored 3.
The Hatchets took 5-0, 11-0 and 12-0 leads through the first three innings before launching 15 runs in the 4th against the T-Birds.
Lakeland scored three in its final at-bat.
Christianson (7 H, 0 W, 2 K, 3 R, 2 ER in 5 I) collected the win.
Tomahawk improved to 2-0 in the GNC, and Lakeland fell to 0-3.