Jets hammer Squaws in season opener
PICKOFF TRY â€” Olivia Macklin slides back into the base during Mondayâ€™s non-conference game between Bellmont and Adams Central before the tag is applied. Macklin scored three of the 13 Adams Central runs and doubled in a 13-1 Jet victory over the Squaws. (Photo by J Swygart)
MONROE—Sydnee Peterson pitched a strong game for Adams Central Monday night and helped the Jets fashion a 13-1 whipping of the Bellmont Squaws at the AC diamond in their opening game of the season.
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Bellmont is now 1-1 after having beaten Bluffton in their opener last week.
Bellmont had no answer for the hard-throwing Peterson as the AC hurler allowed just one walk and scattered seven hits and the Jets convincingly won the game due to the 10-run rule in five innings.
The big hit of the game was a three-run homer by Alyssa Keller while Bess Fiechter doubled and tripled and both Olivia Macklin and Lindsey McDougall doubled for the victors from Monroe. Fiechter plated four runs with her offense while Keller had three RBIs, and Jenae Blackburn, Alexa Baller and McDougall all drove in a pair of AC markers.
Macklin crossed home plate three times and eight of the nine AC players in Coach Cary Blake’s line-up scored at least one time. Six of the nine AC hitters had multiple hit games.
Adams Central scored in every at bat Monday night and led 4-0 going into the top of the third when the Squaws got their only run when Lauren Bowman touched home plate on a RBI by Jessica Lee.
Bellmont started Nicole Schevenius on the mound and she was relieved in the second by Kylie Myers after being injured. Myers allowed the final 11 runs scored by Adams Central, eight of which were earned, along with 12 of the 14 Adams Central hits.
“I thought we hit the ball well for the first night out but I was even more impressed with the fact that we only committed one error,” commented Blake after the game, adding “it seemed like we just at times hit the ball and it found a hole. That’s the game of softball. It was a real nice win for the girls.”
Adams Central travels to Woodlan tonight for a 5 p.m. tilt while the Squaws host Jay County and Concordia in back-to-back games Wednesday and Thursday.