Nine different Henry County batters recorded hits, Kaitlyn Foree threw a strong game with 11 strikeouts and the Ladycats came away with a 10-0 win over host Gallatin County last Wednesday in the first round of the 31st District tournament.
Henry scored eight runs in the bottom of the fourth inning and two more in the bottom of the fifth to end the game with the 10-run rule and advance to the championship game the following night.
Neither team could score through the first three and a half innings. During the second, Henry loaded the bases with hits from Foree, Veronica Hornback and Heidi Smith and just one out, but left all three stranded.
The Ladycats came alive in their fourth-inning bat with a huge eight-run inning to put the contest out of reach. They started the inning by loading the bases with no outs off of a walk from Foree and hits from Krista DeBurger and Hornback. Smith then hit a grounder, Gallatin went for the force at home plate and Foree slide under the tag to get Henry on the scoreboard for the first time.
In repeat fashion, Ashley Buck hit a grounder, Gallatin went for the force at home again, and DeBurger slide safely under the tag.
Before the dominated inning came to an end, Powell was walked to score Hornback; Booher’s hit scored Smith; Buck scored on a tagup from Allison Vaughn’s pop fly to the outfield; Foree’s deep shot over the center fielder’s head scored two runs; and DeBurger’s double scored Foree to put Henry in front 8-0.
In the following inning, Henry added two more runs to end the game in the fifth inning. Clark and Powell both singled, and Vaughn came up with a game-ending hit to the outfield for a two RBI double.
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