|R’mont run-rules usually elite SF |
|Posted: Wednesday, September 2, 2009 5:03 pm |
|What was once unimaginable happened on Monday afternoon. |
South Fulton, the perennial favorite in the Obion County School System’s middle school softball ranks, succumbed to the 10-run mercy rule in a 12-2 four-inning defeat to Ridgemont.
R’mont was solid, striking for three runs in the first inning, four in the second, three in third and a pair in the fourth to account for the final tally at the SF field.
Meanwhile, the Devilettes, dealing with youth and inexperience, committed eight errors and had just two hits during the lopsided loss.
In other action on Monday, Lake Road drubbed Rutherford 11-0.
There were two other games scheduled on Monday, but neither Black Oak nor Hillcrest reported statistics from their contest on Monday, while Union City also did not turn in a score from its outing at Dyer County.
The following is a roundup of Monday’s games that were reported to The Messenger.
Ridgemont 12, SF 2 (4)
Emily Pickard doubled twice for the Lady Mustangs (5-1), while Macy McClure also knocked a two-bagger to key R’mont’s triumph on Monday.
Additionally, Sheridan Bugg was a perfect 3-for-3 for Ridgemont, while Jessica Hobbs, Landry Webster and Macey Beeler each offered one safety.
For the Devilettes (2-3), Aalia Bivens and Sydney Easterwood each accounted for a single for the Devilettes.
Kristen Crocker absorbed the mound defeat, while Sierra Coley toed the rubber in relief.
With the defeat, South Fulton has now lost three straight games after starting the season with a doubleheader sweep of Lake County.
On the flip side, the Lady Mustangs have now won five games in a row after opening with a defeat to Lake Road.
SF travels to Union City on Thursday, while R’mont plays Hillcrest at Obion Central the same afternoon.
Lake Road 11, Rutherford 0
Winning pitcher Alex Wilson struck out six of the 10 hitters faced during Monday’s thumping.
Wilson also assisted her mound cause with a 3-for-3 outing at the plate.
Otherwise, Carly Whipple and Calli Johnson turned in similar 2-for-3 games with each accounting for a triple and two runs batted in.
With the win, Lake Road has now won eight games in a row, dating back to the team’s sweep through the OCSS middle school tournament last fall.
The Lady Generals (5-0) return to action a week from today at Martin.