By David Grimes Wednesday, May 09 2012 00:00
Glenvar took advantage of 11 hits and seven errors, as the Highlanders claimed an 11-1 Three Rivers District softball win over host Radford Tuesday afternoon.
After a scoreless first inning, the Highlanders (13-4, 6-1 TRD) got things rolling in the top of the second. Sarah Mullins led off with a single and then scored on an RBI double off the bat of Allyssa Blankenship. RBI singles by Kristen Calhoun and Kayla DeHart gave Glenvar a 3-0 lead. DeHart later scored on an error to increase its advantage to 4-0.
Glenvar lit up the scoreboard again in the top of the fourth. The big blow was two-run triple by Kelsey Meador. The Highlanders also scored two runs on three Radford miscues to pull out to an 8-0 lead.
In the top of the fifth, Blankenship led off with a walk and later scored on a sacrifice fly by DeHart to make it 9-0.
The Bobcats (9-6, 4-4 TRD) finally struck in the bottom of the sixth. Jessie Bishop led off with a single and then scored on an RBI fielder's choice by Heaven Thomas to make the score 9-1.
Glenvar tacked up a pair of runs in the top of the seventh. Morgan Neal led off with a single and later scored on a double-steal when she swiped home plate. DeHart added an RBI single to make the final 11-1.
Kristen Calhoun led the Highlanders with three hits.
Kelsey Meador picked up the win inside the circle for Glenvar. She gave up one run on five hits, walking two and striking out six in seven innings.
Lindsay Graham led the Bobcats with two hits.
"We played hard. However, we did not hit well and we committed to many errors for this time of the year," said Radford head coach David "Dink" Morris.
Nikki Brewer was tagged with the loss for Radford. She gave up 11 runs on 11 hits, walking three and striking out four in going the distance.
"Nikki [Brewer] pitched well. We just couldn't give her the support she needed," added Morris.
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