SHAWNEE – The Lady Wolves' bats came alive early on their way to a 4-1 win over district foe Claremore Thursday evening.
“It was nice to get a win against a district opponent,” coach David Rolette said. “Overall I was pleased with our performance. We had a few innings where we fell asleep at the plate but our defense backed us up. We have some work to do but we're getting there.”
Hallie Wilson led off the bottom of the first inning with a single. She stole second and scored on a Tatum Sparks single. Sparks also swiped second and scored on a Carly Torbett single.
After one inning, Shawnee led 2-0.
Wilson continued with the hot streak at the plate, reaching base on a single in the bottom of the third. Much like the first inning she stole second, but this time she scored on a Kristin Haddox sacrifice. Carly Torbett brought home Sparks for a 4-0 Shawnee advantage.
Claremore scored their lone run in the top of the fourth inning.
Wilson was efficient from the leadoff spot, recording two runs, two stolen bases and two runs scored. Saidey Smith had two sacrifice bunts.
Sparks singled and walked. She also stole two bases and scored twice. Haddox added an RBI on a sacrifice fly. Torbett chipped in two singles with two RBIs.
Brittany Harmon and Laynie Rimer had two singles apiece in the win. Kallie Kasterke was the eighth Shawnee batter to record a hit.
Bailey Enright pitched a complete game. She surrendered three hits and one earned run, while striking out three Lady Zebras.
Shawnee (14-6) returns to action today with a road contest against Harrah. First pitch is scheduled for 5 p.m.