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Ladies return to the diamond
Hall's Backhoe starts with two victories
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Excitement was in the air last week when the girls 11-13 senior league returned after a one-year hiatus.Four teams made their debuts, but none was better than Hall’s Backhoe during the first week.Hall’s Backhoe surged to the top of the standings early with a 10-0 victory over Tennessee Warehouse Thursday and an 8-4 win over Ben Lomand Connect Friday.Powered by Ashton Whiles in the circle and the hitting of Lexie Chadwell, Hall’s Backhoe was able to take early command in both contests. Whiles threw a no-hitter against Tennessee Warehouse and with 10 strikeouts during the week while Chadwell reached base in all six of her at-bats.In Thursday’s night game at Hoover and Millraney Field, Chadwell launched a double into right field in the first inning to start the scoring against Tennessee Warehouse. Sarah Ruiz followed with a RBI single as Hall’s Backhoe took an early 2-0 lead.The advantage swelled to 7-0 in the second inning when Grace Rains’ bases-loaded single brought in Keera Smith and Abby Blanton while Emily Mikkola, Rains and Chadwell were able to score on errors.It was more than enough runs for Whiles, who retired Tennessee Warehouse in order in the final four innings.