Trinity run-rules Lady Cougars 20-7 in six innings

The visiting Whitesville Trinity Lady Raiders pounded out 18 hits in six innings Monday at the Cougar Softball Field and ran away with a 20-7, run-rule victory over the Lady Cougars.

Everyone in their lineup had at least one hit and scored at least one run in the blowout win. Left-fielder Avery Barnett had three hits and drove in four runs and second baseman Georgia Howard had three hits and drove in three. Shortstop Nina Wathen had a pair of hits and scored five times.

The Lady Raiders sent 10 batters to the plate in the second inning, scoring five times on six hits to take a lead they would not give up. They made it 6-0 with a single run in the third.

The Lady Cougars scored twice in the bottom of the third to make it 6-2. Rachael Snyder drove in the first run with a ground out, and Jenna Nash drove in the other with a bunt base hit.

The Lady Raiders then sent nine batters to the plate and scored five times in the fourth to make it 11-2.

The Lady Cougars made it 11-5 with three runs in the bottom of the fourth. Lindsay O’Neal, who had three hits on the day, doubled in the first run and Rachael Snyder drove in the last two with a single to right.

The Lady Cougars loaded the bases with two outs in the fifth, and O’Neal picked up an RBI when she was hit by a pitch from Trinity pitcher Katherine Hibbitt, making the score 11-6.

Trinity then put the game beyond reach in the sixth when they sent 15 batters to the plate and scored nine times on six hits, including Hibbitt’s leadoff, solo home run, to make it 20-6.

The Lady Cougars then scored a single run in the bottom of the sixth, but it was not enough for the game to continue as the Raiders won by the run rule.

By Don Brown, Local Sports
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