Cassidy Phillips struck out eight and walked none in a three-hitter Thursday as Afton cruised to a 7-2 softball victory over host Hancock in the Midstate Athletic Conference.
Phillips (four RBIs), Connor Decker, Kate Werth and Tanya Hatton had two hits apiece for the Crimson Knights, who scored four times in the fifth inning to take a 5-2 lead.
“Phillips had two RBIs in the fifth and two in the sixth,” Hancock coach Kim Makowski said. “She kind of did it all today.”
Lea Newman struck out six, walked none and hit two batters in the pitching loss, falling to 4-1 this season.
Hancock (5-1, 3-1) visits Greene today.
Afton 7, Hancock 2
Afton 100 042 0 - 7 10 1
Hancock 000 200 0 - 2 3 4
Cassidy Phillips (W) and Karli Conpropst. Lea Newman (L,4-1) and Caitlin Wormuth. 2B: Sierra Keesler (H).
B-G 19, Walton 4
Justine Pratt went 3-for-3 with three runs and an RBI for host Bainbridge-Guilford, which won a five-inning MAC game.
Teammate Megan Ferrara singled and homered over the fence in left-center field, the latter in a seven-run second inning that ended with the Bobcats ahead, 9-4.
Taylor Palmatier earned the pitching victory after relieving Morgan Shew with none out in the second inning. Palmatier allowed no hits the rest of the way.
B-G (2-3, 2-3) hosts Oxford on Monday.
B-G 19, Walton 4
Walton 130 00 - 4 4 3
Bainbridge-Guilford 278 2x - 19 11 3
Tammara MacDonald (L), Kiley Lamoreaux and Morgan McAdams. Morgan Shew, Taylor Palmatier (2,W,2-1) and Megan Ferrara. 2B: Kylie Lamoreaux (W), Jade Gardepe (W), Taylor Palmatier (B), Justine Pratt (B). HR: Megan Ferrara (B).
Gilboa 23, Jefferson 1
Sara Coons went 4-for-5 with three RBIs and a triple for Gilboa, which cruised to a Delaware League win at home.
Skylie Roberts contributed three hits and four RBIs for the Wildcats (4-0, 2-0). She also gave up one run in the fifth for the J-Hawks, who got their only hit when Shiann Bellinger singled in the second inning off starter Allison McGuire (4-0).