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Freshman Leah Thies blasted two home runs over the outfield field fence and sophomore ace Skylar Sunderland delivered a perfect game from the pitching circle as Fayette defeated Harrisburg 13-0 on …
Freshman Leah Thies blasted two home runs over the outfield field fence and sophomore ace Skylar Sunderland delivered a perfect game from the pitching circle as Fayette defeated Harrisburg 13-0 on the road Thursday.
Sunderland pitched another gem with zeros across the board. She struck out 10 Harrisburg batters while allowing zero runs, hits, or walks.
Thies’s homers were the first two of her high school career. She drove in a team-high five runs on 2-for-4 batting.
In her first at-bat, Thies drilled a 2-1 pitch over the center-field fence to drive in seniors Megan Lewis and Hannah Quint to give Fayette a 3-1 lead in the first inning.
Thies struck again with a two-run homer over the right-field fence in the top of the sixth that scored Quint, who reached on an RBI-double in the previous at-bat. The two-run shot made the score 13-0.
Fayette scored 13 on 10 hits with 10 RBI and three walks. Quint and Lewis each drove in two runs with one hit apiece. Senior leadoff hitter Addison Newell delivered two singles with an RBI and a run scored.
Senior Preslee Sunderland laid down a pair of singles in 2-for-3 hitting with a walk and two runs scored.
Freshman Madi Lawson had one hit, a double on a line drive to left field in the sixth.
Sophomore Cayle John rounded out the Falcon hitting with one hit in four at-bats with a run scored.
Harrisburg junior Emma Fischer took the loss on the mound. In four innings pitched, she allowed six runs (four earned) on three hits with two walks and four strikeouts. Freshman Jaidyn Stephenson toed the rubber for two innings of relief. She allowed seven runs (five earned) on seven hits and a walk. She struck out two batters.
The Bulldogs committed four errors on the day.
Errors played a key role two days prior in a one-run pitchers’ duel between Fayette and Knox County. The Falcons won the Lewis & Clark home matchup 1-0.
Fayette committed one error in the game, compared with three by Knox County.
Sunderland claimed the win from the pitching circle. She allowed six hits and struck out eight batters without issuing a walk. No runs scored.
Junior Agnes Reel took the loss for Knox County. She allowed one run on no hits with six strikeouts. She allowed one walk.
Fayette’s only run came thanks to back-to-back errors by the Eagles’ defense in the fourth. Senior Preslee Sunderland reached on an error when the Knox County third-baseman misplayed a bunt. She then made it to second on the same error.
Preslee came home on a fly ball to center field by senior Megan Lewis. The ball was mis-handled by the Eagle center fielder, allowing Lewis to make it second.
Thursday’s win was Fayette’s 12th straight to move to 17-2 on the season. The Falcons remain perfect in Lewis & Clark Conference with a record of 5-0.
Harrisburg moved to 6-7 overall and 2-3 in the conference.
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