St. Clair softball slugged its way to two wins this week, scoring 15 runs each time.
The Lady Bulldogs (7-18) got past Bourbon (2-11), 15-0, for its first shutout of the season at home Tuesday and followed up with a 15-7 win at Cuba (12-9) Thursday.
Kate George fired a one-hitter against Bourbon, striking out one, as the Lady Bulldogs concluded the game in just three innings.
“Solid defense tonight against Bourbon,” Head Coach Garan McCuskey said. “It was our first error-free game of the season and senior Kate George pitched a one-hitter for us. Being senior night, it was especially nice to see Kate throw a good game. Her defense made the plays behind her.”
The Lady Bulldogs needed just eight hits to post their 15 runs.
St. Clair put up two runs in the first after Andi Ingle led off with a double and Mikayla Weirich was hit by a pitch. Both came around to score on Desi York-Nunn’s two-RBI double.
In the second, Anna Conner reached on an error before St. Clair racked up more runs on three walks and two more batters were struck by the pitch. York-Nunn again cleared the bases with a triple.
Coupled with a Weirich double and singles from Jordan Stulce, Courtney Dingley and Madelyn Jones in the third, the Lady Bulldogs further capitalized on another walk, another hit batter and another error to put the game away.
York-Nunn finished 2-2 with five RBIs in the contest. Trisa Buffer added one hit and drew a walk.
St. Clair put up five runs in the top of the first inning Thursday, putting Cuba on its heels right away.
After Ingle reached on an error, Buffer collected the first hit of the game and both came in to score on the next two hits from Weirich and York-Nunn.
“We put some pressure on Cuba early on and good things happened,” McCuskey said. “We did a good job putting the ball in play last night. Buffer has been swinging the bat real well for us lately, and comes at a good time.”
Buffer finished the game 5-5 with three runs scored and two RBIs.
Kate George again earned the win in the circle, pitching all seven innings.
“She kept their hitters off balance and we recorded many ground ball outs,” McCuskey said. “She was definitely hitting her spots tonight. Her last few outings have been real good.”
York-Nunn collected three RBIs in the game on three singles and scored.
Macalyn LaCrone singled twice, scored twice, stole a base and drove in one.
Jones stole a pair of bases to go along with three RBIs and two runs scored on a single and a walk.
Conner and Dingley each recorded a RBI for the Lady Bulldogs as well. Dingley had a pair of hits.