Haylie Boden and Callie Garlock both finished with three hits during Wednesday afternoon’s completion of Tuesday’s suspended game with visiting Southern Fulton. Boden belted a solo home run in the bottom of the second and Garlock smacked a pair of doubles and finished with three RBIs to help the Rockets to an 11-1 rout of the Indians in five innings.
Hattie Flood struck out six, while walking three and scattering six hits in the winning effort. Southern Huntingdon got to Southern Fulton pitcher Kylie Golden for 16 hits. Carlee Leidy, Kenadee Doyle and Hannah Hunsinger added two hits apiece for the Rockets.
The win improved Southern Huntingdon to 8-4 overall and 8-1 in the ICC South, including and 11-1 win at Warfordsburg, March 28, when the Rockets collected 13 hits off Golden.
“We hit the ball well Tuesday and I was glad we kept doing that today also,” commented Southern Huntingdon head coach Terri Lessley. “The girls played with a lot of energy and we started hitting Golden right away. We have stressed defense all season and I was highly pleased the way we played defense Tuesday and today.”
Southern Fulton got its lone run in the top of the first when Golden opened the contest with a base hit and later scored on Julia Barnhart’s single. The Indians had runners on base in each of the next four innings, but Flood and the Rocket defense stranded those runners.
Southern Huntingdon answered in the bottom of the first. Garlock doubled home Flood, while Leidy later singled home Garlock and Doyle singled home Leidy for a 3-1 lead. Garlock doubled home both Hunsinger and Macy Yohn in the second and Boden followed with her home run to push the Rocket lead to 6-1.
Southern Huntingdon’s bats continued to produce in the fourth with a string of five consecutive base hits. Leidy, Doyle and Emily Greenland had RBI singles, while a Hunsinger ground out plated Doyle. Boden singled home Flood early in the bottom of the fifth to bring the game to a close on the 10-run mercy rule.
Southern Huntingdon travels to Fannett-Metal this afternoon and then hosts Juniata Valley Friday.