One Junior League game and three Senior League games were on tap Tuesday night at Midway. Of the four games, three were decided by the mercy rule.
Summer Farms 13
Cumberland Lumber 3
In Junior League action, Summer Farms prevailed over Cumberland Lumber 13-3. The game was tied 3-3 going into the bottom of the third, and that is when Summer’s bats started popping. Summer Farms scored 10 runs in the inning to take a commanding 13-3 lead. They then held Cumberland scoreless in the top of the fourth to win by virtue of the mercy rule. Ansli Womack had a walk and a triple for Cumberland, and teammate Nevaeh Throckmorton had a hit as well.
Dana’s Dog-On Grooming 3
Crushettz was crushing the ball to such an extent that Dana’s did not have a chance. Crushettz jumped out to a 10-0 lead and did not look back, polishing off Dana’s in four innings.
Kylie Mason had three hits from her leadoff position to power Crushettz. Madison Dodson-Smartt had an infield hit for Dana’s.
Smarty Pants 14
Precision Auto Machine 4
Precision played undefeated Smarty Pants a close game most of the way before falling victim to an avalanche of Smarty Pants offense in the bottom of the fifth. Precision jumped out to early leads of 1-0 after the first inning and 3-1 after the second. Smarty Pants scored five runs in the bottom of the third, though, and eight runs in the bottom of the fifth to trigger the mercy rule.
Precision was treated to a heavy dose of the Farmer sisters in this one. Smarty Pants’s Payton Farmer made good catches in the outfield, had a hit, and reached base another time on an error. Saydie Farmer had a double to left field in the bottom of the third and then started a rally with a two-RBI inside-the-park home run in the bottom of the fifth.
Kaytee Farmer had two hits, one of them a double to left field, where Precision’s Kami Brooks was kept busy for a good duration of the contest.
For Precision, the bright spot was shortstop Paisley Wanamaker, who made stupendous plays with her arm and her glove. The highlight came in the bottom of the third, when Wanamaker took a cutoff throw from the outfield and threw a laser to teammate Sara Davis to get Kylie Young out at the plate and rob Young of an inside-the-park home run.
Douglas & Lanier 16
Douglas & Lanier jumped out to a staggering 15-0 lead before Chaos clawed back and made things respectable.
Douglas & Lanier’s Clara Brackley reached base four times and had two hits, one of them a triple. She gave her team a scare in the top of the second when she fell on her back after crossing home plate, but she bounced up and continued her competitive excellence. In addition to her hitting prowess, she pitched a steady game.
Brackley’s teammate Rachel Bell reached base three times, had two hits, and three RBIs.
For Chaos, Gretchen Stuart provided some heroics in the bottom of the fourth when she hit an inside-the-park grand slam over the heads of everyone in the outfield. The jolt gave Chaos some life and helped them to believe.