Dallas County Lady Hornets take down LAMP, 9-3
Published 12:00 am Monday, April 5, 2004
Times-Journal Staff Reports
On Thursday the Dallas County Lady Hornets defeated LAMP 9-3.
Mallory Miller was the winning pitcher. She struck out six batters and gave up only four hits.
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The Dallas County hitting picked up where they left off in Gulf Shores by scoring five runs in the first inning on four hits and two walks.
Chelsea Chamberlain led off with a single and advanced to second on a Mallory Miller bunt. Cassie Newman drove her in with a line drive single.
Cherie Lane walked, stole second and scored on a Jennifer McIlwain single. McIlwain stole second and scored on a Monica Russell single.
Russell stole second and advanced to third on a wild pitch and scored on a fielders choice. In the second inning Chamberlain walked and scored on Newman’s double off the top of the centerfield fence.
Newman scored on a Rachel Coley single.
Newman again doubled in the fourth and scored on another Coley single.
Dallas County got out of two early jams when the third inning LAMP had runners at second and third with one out.
They bunted and Newman fielded the bunt at third with one out.
They bunted and Newman fielded the bunt at third and faked the throw to first.
The runner at third broke for home, Newman spun around and threw to shortstop Chamberlain at third who tagged the runner out trying to dive back to third.
Miller then struck out the next batter.
In the fourth inning LAMP again had runners at second and third with one out.
They bunted again. This time Newman fielded the bunt, threw it to first for the force out and then first baseman Rachel Coley fired it home to catcher Cherie Lane, who blocked the plate and tagged the runner out for a double play.
This win was special to the Hornets because it was the first time in three years they defeated LAMP.
Their offense and defense gets better each week.
Dallas County plays on Monday against Southside at 4 p.m. and Tuesday will play a double header against Selma High School at the sportsplex.