In the first game of a Spring Break doubleheader, Maddie Malloy did the opposing team no favors on Thursday, picking up four hits over four at bats and leading Spring Hill to a 16-2 win over Trinidad. Malloy singled in the first, doubled in the second, doubled in the third, and doubled in the fourth.
Trinidad got on the board in the first inning.
Samantha Schott got the start for Spring Hill. She went four innings, allowing two runs on three hits, striking out six and walking one.
Rebecca Ellison got the start for Trinidad. She went four innings, allowing 16 runs on 15 hits and striking out three.
Spring Hill tallied 15 hits on the day. Malloy, Sydney Johnson, Jade Bowden, and Schott all managed multiple hits for Spring Hill. Malloy led Spring Hill with four hits in four at bats. Spring Hill was sure-handed in the field and didn’t commit a single error. Bowden had the most chances in the field with seven. Bowden led Spring Hill with three stolen bases, as they ran wild on the base paths with nine stolen bases.
Erica Airheart went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead Trinidad in hits.
In the second half of the twin-bill, Spring Hill defeated Trinidad 15-0 as two pitchers combined to throw a shutout.
Spring Hill secured the victory thanks to 11 runs in the first inning. Maddie Malloy, Sydney Johnson, Jade Bowden, Sadie Sparks, Sarah Jones, and Malloy all contributed in the big inning with RBIs.
Spring Hill fired up the offense in the first inning. Malloy doubled on a 2-2 count, scoring one run.
A single by Samantha Sims in the third inning was a positive for Trinidad.
Rachel Doss led things off on the hill for Spring Hill. She allowed one hit and zero runs over three innings, striking out two and walking one. Sadie Sparks finished off the effort in the circle with a strikeout and gave up one hit in one inning pitched.
Rebecca Ellison toed the rubber for Trinidad. She went one-third of an inning, allowing nine runs on five hits and striking out one. Sims threw two and two-thirds innings in relief out of the bullpen.
Malloy went 2-for-2 at the plate to lead Spring Hill in hits.
Spring Hill opens district play on Tuesday playing host to Gilmer.