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Sonic, Ben Lomand earn big victories
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Despite facing much different stakes, Sonic and Ben Lomand had similar performances Monday night in the girls 9-10 junior league tournament.
Both teams were dominant in victory as Sonic blasted TN Warehouse 14-0 and Ben Lomand followed by destroying Roger’s Service Company 17-0.
Marah Wanamaker played a big role in leading Sonic to a shutout win. Wanamaker had four hits, stole five bases and pitched two innings in the victory.
Wanamaker and Shonacye Rutledge got the scoring started in the top of the first. Each had RBI singles as Sonic scored four runs in the top of the first.
Wanamaker entered the circle in the bottom of the first and proceeded to strike out two to keep TN Warehouse scoreless. Wanamaker would finish with two strikeouts in two innings of work before MaKenna Mason finished the game with six straight strikeouts.
Rutledge and Mason added to Sonic’s advantage in the second as both brought around runs with doubles. Icie Mae Craven’s RBI groundout later in the inning made it 7-0 going into the third.
Sonic nearly ended the game in the fourth by run rule. Samantha Ramsey scored Wanamaker with a single and Katie Pennington walked in following a bases-loaded free pass, but Sonic came up one run short as it took a 9-0 lead into the fifth.
Wanamaker’s fourth hit came in the fifth inning when she rattled the left-field fence for an RBI double. Linley Wanamaker added a bases-loaded triple to score three runs and the mercy rule was brought out with Sonic leading 14-0.
Rutledge and Mason had two hits each in the victory.
Abby Bain had the lone hit for TN Warehouse. Emily Mikkola took the loss, pitching into the fourth inning before being relieved by Cierra Martin.
In Monday’s second game, Madison Cantrell’s three hits and six RBIs helped Ben Lomand move into the championship game of the girls 9-10 junior league tournament.
Cantrell cleared the bases twice with doubles as Ben Lomand made quick work of Roger’s Service Company.
Cantrell’s first three-run double came in the third as Ben Lomand took a 11-0 lead. Her second three-run double came in the fourth as she capped a six-run inning to end the game.
Annaston McBride added three hits and three RBIs to the winning cause. Hailey Wood, who earned the victory by pitching three innings, and Chloe Pennington chipped in one hit each.
Ashton Whiles reached on a single in the first for Roger’s Service Company as the team finished with one hit.
The tournament championship game was played last night and results were not available at press time. Check in Friday’s Southern Standard for more information on the title tilt.