Lady Tigers burn Burnet with 18-hit, 19-run attack
The Lady Tigers banged out 18 hits in scoring 19 runs and every player that stepped to the plate registered at least one hit to brush off Burnet 19-1 Friday night on the road.
The Lady Tigers improved to 8-3 on the season with District 18-3A play right around the corner Friday as they host Madisonville in the league opener at the Softball Complex.
Seven batters had at least two hits that included six extra base hits.
“We have been concentrating on hitting the past few weeks and it is starting to pay off,” said Rockdale Coach Amanda Keen. “After the Abilene tournament we started a team hitting slump but are coming back just at the right time to start district this Friday.”
Sophomore Faith Talley just missed out on hitting for the cycle with a single, a triple and a home run to spark Rockdale with four runs batted in. She also scored three times
Amanda Boyd knocked in a pair of runs batted in with a couple of hits and Alyssa Wallis had a RBI by ripping a triple.
Morgan Fisher (triple, two walks, stolen base), Maci Wages (double, stole home), Lisa Vest and Kayleigh Montelongo all hammered out a pair of hits apiece.
Montelongo (8-3) snared the win, allowing just three hits and also fanning three.
In the eight-run first inning, Fischer started their avalanche by coaxing a walk, followed by Boyd’s single to left and Kayla Deary’s walk to load the bases.
Talley then picked up the first two of her RBIs by smaking a double to left to score Fischer and Boyd for a 2-0 lead.
Vest then bashed a single up the middle to score Deary to make it 3-0 and then Wages and Montelongo singled for a 5-0 lead.
After Wages swiped home to make it 6-0, Mireles doubled to left field to plate Montelongo and Fischer, batting for the second time in the inning, ripped a 3-1 pitch for a triple to center field to score Mireles to make it 8-0 after one.
Montelongo retired the side in order and neither team scored in the second inning, but the Lady Tigers were at it again in the third, crossing the plate 11 times.
The big blow in the third was Talley’s two-run blast, complemented by Wallis’ triple and RBI and Wages’ double.