Foust Construction hasn’t had a problem building a big lead in the girls 7-8 machine-league standings. Foust Construction improved to 5-0 this season Thursday night with a 17-5 victory over Keepsake Catering.
The league leaders hit early and often while remaining undefeated. Foust Construction scored eight of its season-high 17 runs in the first inning as the team had nine hits in the frame.
Mia Hobbs started the game with a single while Brooklyn Cope and Camdyn Porter each had big two-run singles in the frame. Three straight singles by Abby Sullivan, Jessie Young and Bella Stiles pushed four more runs across as the inning stopped with the team only making one out. League rules don’t allow teams to hit the same batter more than once in an inning.
Keepsake Catering went scoreless in the bottom of first inning, a feat Foust Construction nearly duplicated in the top of the second.
Molly Smith came to the plate with two outs and nobody on, but her double started a two-run rally. Cope and Porter came up with two more RBI singles as the lead reached double figures.
Keepsake Catering answered back with all five of its runs in the second inning. Singles by Tinslee Tanner, Jaylnn Jordan, Caitlin Washer, Alexus Moore, Maddie Smith, Hailey Simpson, Jazlynn Wood and Lataya Johnson helped helped Keepsake Catering cut the lead in half and enter the third inning trailing 10-5.
It wouldn’t get any closer.
Brianna Harris singled and scored in each of the fourth and fifth innings while Cope finished off a 4-for-4 night with two more RBI singles in the final two innings.
Hobbs, Smith, Young, Stiles and Lily Gillespie also had hits in the final two innings as Foust Construction went on to win by 12.
Jera Jones and Johnson led Keepsake Catering with two hits each in the loss that dropped the squad to 2-3.
In Thursday’s first game, Big Mo’s improved to 3-1 this season with a thrilling 11-10 victory over Prater Electric.
Isabella Pennington was the hero in Thursday’s game as her RBI groundout brought around Jenna Newby for the game-winning run in the bottom of the fourth inning.
Anna Bell Reinitz was a big performer for Big Mo’s as she went 3-for-3 with a three-run, inside-the-park home run in the first inning and a RBI single that knotted the game at 10-10 in the final inning.
Hailey Childress also had three hits for Big Mo’s, while Bella Bain, Mary Grace Martin, Lily Ann Smith, Alyssa Mosley, Newby and Pennington had two hits apiece.
Prater Electric made a big rally in the top of the fourth inning with five runs to take a 10-9 lead. Paisley Wanamaker, Dallis Melton, Page Sweeton, Andrea Jefferson, Jordan Veach and Avery Peterson had hits in the inning to temporary give their team the advantage.
Big Mo’s got the final at-bat, and ultimately, the win though.
Kora Forbes, Christa Cowan, Mackenna Hillis and Regin Grissom also had hits for Prater Electric in the loss.