Special to LTN
VALE â€” The West Lincoln Lady Rebels softball team made quick work of the Lady Wolves from Lincolnton Wolves with an 11-0 victory Friday afternoon.
The Lady Rebels took charge early in the contest scoring four runs in the opening frame. Shortstop Karsen Leonhardt led off the inning with a double and eventually came around to score the first Rebel run after stealing two bases. Courtney Clark, Rylee Marsh, and Taylor Short also scored in the first for the Lady Rebels.
Leonhardt continued her impressive day with an inside-the-park home run in the second inning. Clark followed Leonhardt with a triple and scored on a sacrifice fly by Marsh to increase the Lady Rebelsâ€™ lead to 6-0.
The Lady Wolves managed to retire West Lincoln in order in the third inning but the Lady Rebelsâ€™ bats awakened once again in the fourth. Hunter Campbell and Leonhardt led off the inning with back-to-back singles and a double steal put both runners in scoring position. Clark followed Leonhardt with a fielderâ€™s choice that scored Campbell. Brittany Ormand plated Clark with a double and later scored on a sacrifice fly to stretch the Rebel lead to 9-0
West Lincolnâ€™s pitcher, Marsh, continued her dominance of the Lady Wolves line-up in the fifth and gave her teammates a chance to end the game in the bottom of the frame.
Back-to-back base hits by Lyla Sain and Campbell to start the fifth for the Lady Rebels set up Leonhardt with a chance to end the game, and she did just that.
Leonhard smoked a double into the outfield to score bot Sain and Campbell to end the game in five innings by an 11-0 final. The game lasted only one hour.
Leonhardt led the attack for the Lady Rebels with four hits and three RBIs.
Ormand and Ferguson added two hits and two RBIs apiece.
Marsh got the win for West Lincoln and pitched all five innings and allowed just two hits and struck out two.
Marsh also added a double and an RBI at the plate.
â€œWe played a lot better defensively today,â€ said West Lincoln head coach Tyler Sain.
â€œWeâ€™ve been kind of shakey in the field the last few games but today we were pretty good.â€