By Jimmie Earls
Sun Sports Writer
Junior pitcher Hannah Simms one-hit the Bardstown Lady Tigers as the Washington County Commanderettes blanked the district rival 15-0 on April 19. While Simms practically shut down the Lady Tiger offense, it was WC’s bats that were doing all of the roaring, pounding out 15 runs on as many hits.
The Commanderettes got on the board in the bottom of the first to take a 1-0 lead. They added two in the second to go ahead 3-0. The third inning was where Washington County put the game out of reach, plating nine runs on six hits and four errors. The inning was highlighted by the first of two home runs by senior first baseman Pooh Railey.
Already up 12-0 heading into the fourth, WC added three more runs in the bottom of the inning to end the game at 15-0.
Railey led the Commanderettes at the plate with two home runs and four RBIs.
Also contributing to the Commanderettes’ cause was shortstop Kelly Hill with four hits, four stolen bases and two RBIs.
Sophomore third baseman Zana Yocum also had a big game, totaling three hits with one RBI and three stolen bases.
Rounding out the scoring for WC were catcher Samantha Seger with two RBIs and one stolen base on one hit, while Simms had one RBI on one hit. Left fielder Jaclyn Kelty had two hits and a pair of stolen bases. Center fielder Meagan Spalding and second baseman Shay Yocum had a hit each and also had one stolen base each. Right fielder Linda Libby also had one stolen base.
Simms gave up one hit, while striking out three and walking three.
The win puts WC at 2-3 in district play, while Nelson County stands at 5-0.
For highlights for all Commanderette games last week, see this week's issue of The Springfield Sun.