Lady Jackets knock off Wartburg, 10-0

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By Goose Lindsay

The sun was shining and the ball was flying at Coalfield’s Lions Club Park last Tuesday evening. The result was a 10-0 victory for the Lady Jackets softball team over visiting Wartburg.

Coalfield’s victory was highlighted by three home runs on offense and strong pitching from Anna Smith in the circle.

Home runs accounted for seven of Coalfield’s 10 runs on the evening.

The first home run came in the second inning when Leeah Henry launched a two-run bomb over the fence in left field to score Taylor Landrum and give the Lady Jackets a 3-0 lead.

Coalfield had a 1-0 lead after one inning when Smith singled home Malachi Armes, who was hit by a pitch earlier in the inning.

The Lady Jackets scored a third run in the second inning to hold a 4-0 lead. Mikayla Heidel reached on a bunt single and scored when Malachi Armes reached on an error.

The biggest home run of the contest came in the bottom of the fourth inning when Makenzy Morgan hit a grand slam to highlight a five-run frame to give the Lady Jackets a 9-0 lead.

Landrum, Henry, Heidel and Armes also reached safely in the inning.

Coalfield’s final home run was also dramatic as Landrum opened the fifth inning with a solo shot that ended the game.

Heidel (2-3, 2 runs), Landrum (2-3, HR, 1 RBI, 1 run) and Henry (2-2, HR, 2 RBIs, 2 runs) had multiple hits for Coalfield in the win.

Smith picked up the win in the circle after firing a one-hitter with three walks and eight strikeouts past the Lady Bulldogs.

CayCay Johnson had Wartburg’s lone hit of the day with a second inning single.

The Lady Bulldogs had three more base runners reach on walks. Jacey Gouge walked in the first inning while Taylin Griffin drew a free pass in the second and fifth innings.