Marble Falls rolls up 18 hits in 17-0 win over Burnet
February 20, 2013, 11:00 am by Mark Goodson
By Mark Goodson
Highlander Sports Editor
Marble Falls bashed out 18 hits led by junior Amanda Thomas first grand slam and freshman pitcher Makenzie Carpenter threw a 1-hitter with 10 strikeouts to give the Lady Mustangs a 17-0 victory in five innings over the Burnet Lady Dawgs Tuesday at Burnet High School’s softball field.
Marble Falls’ Carpenter started with a little jitters against some of her ex-teammates from
Burnet, but Marble Falls took control with a seven-hit, seven-run third inning.
"It was nice to get the bats rolling combined with the good pitching,’’ Marble Falls coach Tino Salazar said. "Hopefully, we can keep it up (for the District 25-4A opener next Tuesday).’’
Marble Falls’ Thomas hit her grand slam in the third inning, driving in Catie Whitecotton, Trudy Gordon and Tyler Oppenheim and herself to finish off the big inning off Burnet pitcher Drew Salinas.
All nine Marble Falls batters collected hits off Salinas and relief pitcher Jill Rosow.
Oppenheim, the speedy leadoff hitter, continued to swing a hot bat with three singles in five plate appearances and drove in two runs.
Thomas was 2-for-4 with five RBI. Hailey Wooten had an RBI triple to score Thomas in he first inning and later scored on an RBI-single from Abby Henry in the first.
Hayley Fishbeck was 2-for-3 with a double in the cleanup spot. Both hits came in the third when the Lady Mustangs batted around.
Henry was 3-for-5 with two RBI in the five hole. Skylar Riley had a single and scored two runs including walking in the fifth frame.
Carpenter had two hits in her last two at bats as the final three batters in the lineup had six hits between them.
Whitecotton was 2-for-4 with an RBI and Gordon had her best game with the bat for the season with a single, triple and two
RBI. Gordon als hit the ball hard in her first at bat, but the ball was snagged by Burnet’s left fielder.
Carpenter’s lone hit allowed was a single by Vanessa Escamilla to lead off the second inning. Carpenter walked the first two batters of the game, but then retired three straight on a ground out and two strikeouts.
Carpenter has struck out 59 batters in 29 innings of work this season.
Marble Falls will compete in the Kerrville Tivy Tournament Thursday through Saturday.
For complete coverage, please read Thursday's Highlander.
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