Pushing through adverse conditions to win is an accomplishment in and of itself.
That’s exactly what the Notre Dame Titans and West Lady Senators did on Tuesday evening, and the pair were rewarded for it as each team pulled off mercy-rule victories over Eastern and Oak Hill, respectively.
Check out both of their efforts in the latest version of the Daily Times’ sports roundup!
Notre Dame 13, Eastern 1 (F/5)
Behind a complete-game one-hitter on the mound and a 2-for-3, two-RBI day at the dish from CJ Corns, the Notre Dame Titans moved to an undefeated 3-0 mark in SOC I conference play with a 13-1 five-inning rout of the Eastern Eagles on Tuesday evening in Portsmouth.
Corns, who only needed 65 pitches to go the entire distance, gave up just one hit and didn’t allow an earned run to cross the plate. The junior also scored two runs to cap off another impressive performance.
Behind Corns, Drew Cassidy and Tyler Speas also put together standout efforts as the pair went 3-for-4 with a RBI and an astonishing six runs scored from the middle of the order.
In addition to the aforementioned trio, Grant Sparks, Tyler Shaw, and Truman Hash all collected one hit, two RBI, and one run scored apiece. The trio combined to go 3-for-6 with four walks, three RBI, and three runs scored en route to being a vital part in Notre Dame’s five-run first and six-run third.
Chase Rodriguez’s 1-for-2 day with a double, a RBI, a walk, and a run, Sam Kayser’s three walks and two RBI, and Trevon Turner’s walk and RBI rounded out the Notre Dame efforts as the Titans went 9-for-18 at the plate.
West 11, Oak Hill 1 (F/5)
After falling to the Oak Hill Lady Oaks by an 11-5 tally on the road, the West Lady Senators exacted revenge on Oak Hill by taking home an 11-1 victory to get back on the right footing.
Like Corns, Taylor Coleman also pitched a complete-game one-hitter, needing just 72 pitches to go the entire way. Coleman collected two strikeouts while walking only one batter en route to showing excellent control on the hill.
Terra Butcher led the way for West at the plate by going 2-for-4 at the dish with three RBI, while the Colemans — Kayleigh and Taylor — combined to go 4-for-5 with a triple, three RBI, two walks, and two runs scored on the evening. Haleigh Throckmorton — who went 2-for-4 with three runs scored — and Dreama Sadler — who went 2-for-3 with a run scored — were among the additional multi-hit parties for the Lady Senators.
Sammy Tatman, Makayla White, and Gracie Boland each collected one hit on the evening, with Tatman collecting two RBI to round out the Senators’ efforts. West went 13-of-29 at the plate as a unit.
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