Sullivan Explodes In Second, Rolls St. Clair
Sullivan used an eight-run second inning Thursday to build up a big lead and leave another opponent deep in the hole.
Behind 12 hits — five of which went for extra bases — the Lady Eagles topped St. Clair 13-1 in five innings.
The offense continued to fire away even though Sullivan (10-2) was playing its third game in as many nights. They finished the week outscoring Union, Windsor and St. Clair 28-2 while running their winning streak to four games.
Addison Purvis breezed through the Lady Bulldogs. She struck out 13 of the 18 batters she faced and allowed just two hits and one run. Purvis needed 66 pitches to finish St. Clair.
At the plate, Purvis, Morgan Bobbitt and Madison Decker each had two hits. Purvis was 2-3 with a double, walk and an RBI. Bobbitt doubled and scored twice. Decker had two singles and drove in a run.
Kamryn Lohden doubled and drove in three runs. Hanna Johanning and Hannah Cox each doubled and drove in two. Kloey Blanton and Amanda Boren walked, singled, had an RBI and scored. Emma Weirich singled, scored twice and drove in a run.
Sullivan struck in the first inning when Purvis walked. Reagan Thomure was sent in as courtesy runner and stole second with Cox batting. Cox reached on an error at third, which advanced Thomure to the bag. Johanning’s sacrifice fly drove her in for a 1-0 lead.
St. Clair tied the game on a two-out double by Mikayla Weirich and a single by Desi York-Nunn.
In the second, Boren’s one-out single scored Bobbitt. Weirich reached on an error and Blanton walked to load the bases for Purvis. St. Clair dodged a bullet by getting Purvis to pop out, but Cox ripped a double down the left field line to score two runs and give Sullivan a 4-1 lead.
Johanning walked to load the bases and Lohden cleared them with a double to left. The lineup swung back to Bobbit, who collected her second hit of the inning with an RBI single to score Lohden. Decker drove in Bobbitt and staked Sullivan to a 9-1 lead.
The Lady Eagles added four more in the fifth. Decker led off with a single and was replaced on the bases by Kylee Thomure. She stole second and went to third on a groundout by Boren. Weirich’s bunt single pushed Thomure home for a 10-1 lead. Blanton and Purvis followed with RBI hits, then Johanning launched a two-out double that put Sullivan up 13-1.