MARIENVILLE — Pounding four “inside-the-park” home runs, the Redbank Valley Lady Bulldogs softball team cruised to an 18-1 three-inning rout at Forest Area Tuesday afternoon.
With no fence, the Lady Bulldogs just had to hit it past, through or over the outfielders and Montana Hetrick, Brooke Holben, Gabby Dinger and Shylie Shreckengost managed to do so.
Hetrick’s was a three-run homer and Holben’s was a two-run shot in the Lady Bulldogs’ 10-run second inning. Dinger hit a two-run homer and Shreckengost’s was a solo blast.
Holben wound up going 3-for-4 with three runs scored and four RBIs. Hetrick, Dinger and Teja Hageter each had two hits. Hetrick drove in four runs and Torrie Sayers added a triple.
The Lady Bulldogs had 13 hits from nine different players.
Pitchers Holben and Hetrick combined on a three-hitter. Holben went the first two innings and allowed two hits with no walks or strikeouts. Hetrick threw the third, giving up a hit and run while striking out one.
The Lady Bulldogs took a 2-1 record into Wednesday’s game at A-C Valley. Friday, they head to Karns City. Next week, they’re at home three games with Keystone Monday, Moniteau Wednesday and Brockway next Thursday.
In other games:
MONDAY, April 8
Forest Area 6, Union 1
At Rimersburg, the Damsels fell to 0-3 with a loss to visiting Forest Area.
The Fires built a 6-0 lead before the Damsels scored their run in the bottom of the sixth inning when Rylie Colligan singled and came around to score on MacKenna Davis’ groundout,
The Damsels had three hits with Davis adding a double and Sierra Salvo a bunt single.
On the mound, Salvo gave up 10 hits while striking out eight and walking four. Defensively, the Damsels turned two double plays. Carissa Rodgers had an unassisted double play and centerfielder Bella Murphy completed one on a catch in the outfield before flipping it to second base for the second out.
Wednesday, the Damsels host Karns City before traveling to Moniteau Friday. Next Monday and Tuesday, the Damsels host A-C Valley and Moniteau.
FRIDAY, April 5
Redbank Valley/Clarion ppd
The Lady Bulldogs will make up their washed out game against Clarion on May 9.
THURSDAY, April 4
Redbank Valley 16, Union 1
In a four-inning game stopped by the 15-Run Rule in New Bethlehem, the host Lady Bulldogs scored 10 runs in the second inning and scored five runs in the bottom of the fourth to stop the game.
Brooke Holben tossed a four-hitter in her four-inning outing in the circle with two strikeouts and one walk while the Lady Bulldogs offense pounded out 14 hits.
Gabby Dinger went 3-for-3 and scored three runs. She ripped a two-run inside-the-park homer in the fourth inning.
Becca Kunselman, Montana Hetrick, Elaina Miller and Brynn Rearick each had two hits. Hetrick doubled and drove in three runs. Holben added a double.
Union’s lone run came in the top of the fourth when MacKenna Davis doubled and scored on Millee McCullough’s single. Rylie Colligan and Bella Murphy also singled.