GLOUSTER, Ohio — You might say the Lady Tornadoes took out some frustration Monday night.
The Southern softball team marked 16 hits en route to a 15-1 triumph over Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division host Trimble, in Athens County.
After two scoreless innings the Lady Tornadoes (8-4, 8-1 TVC Hocking) broke through in a big way, scoring five runs in the top of the third, that was highlighted by back-to-back-to-back doubles by Baylee Hupp, Darien Diddle and Jordan Huddleston.
Southern followed up the five-run third inning with a nine-run fourth frame that was propelled by a three-run homerun by Hupp. The Lady Tornadoes weren’t done as Autumn Porter drove in Huddleston in the fifth inning to put the lead at 15-0 through four and a half innings.
Nikki Kish got Trimble on the board with a solo homerun to open the bottom of the fifth, but the next three batters were set down in order and Southern took the 15-1 win.
Huddleston earned the pitching victory after allowing just one run on two hits and two walks, while striking out eight in a complete game. Nikki Kish suffered the loss for THS.
The Lady Tornadoes were led by Ali Deem with three singles, while Baylee Hupp marked a homerun and a double. Cierra Turley marked a double and a single, while Caitlyn Holter, Haley Hill and Hannah Hill each had two singles. Jordan Huddleston and Darien Diddles both doubled, while Autumn Porter singled to round out the SHS hitting.
Hupp drove in a game-high four runs, followed by Turley with two RBIs. Deem, Holter, Diddle, Porter and Hannah Hill each had one RBI in the game. Huddleston scored three times, Deem, Hupp, Diddle and Hannah Hill each scored twice, while Holter, Turley, Porter and Haley Hill each had one run scored.
Nikki Kish and Bailey Bickley each had a hit for Trimble, while Kish had the lone RBI and run scored.
Southern, which had lost back-to-back game, also defeated Trimble in the season opener by a 4-3 count in Racine.