Macks Creek picked up some steam in the last few days by swamping Dadeville 20-4 and defeating Climax Springs 13-3.
The Lady Pirates picked up their first Polk County League win with a 20-4 five-inning victory over Dadeville Friday night. Macks Creek rallied for three runs in the top of the first, which featured singles by Madeline Phillips and Jesse Willis and a double by Bobbie Hilton.
In the second frame Macks Creek sent 14 batters to the plate and scored 10 runs. The Lady Pirates quickly loaded the bases, then Jesse Willis followed with a two-run single to center. Lexi Mayer later single to left field, Kenzie Hicks doubled and was driven in by Myra Cortez’s triple to left centerfield. Cortez, in turn, scored on Phillips’ single. Jesse Willis then collected her third hit of the game — her second of the inning. Some walks and alert base running accounted for some other runs. The Lady Pirates led 13-0.
Hilton laced a home run over the wall in left centerfield in the third inning, and Dadeville followed with three runs of its own in the bottom of the third, so the score was now 15-3.
Macks Creek banged out 20 hits in the 20-4 victory, which featured a homer and double by Hilton. Hicks had a double and Cortez tripled.
Jesse Willis picked up her first win of the fall with three innings of work in relief. She gave up four runs, two earned, on one hit while striking out four and walking six. Bethany Schmidt started and worked the first two innings of the game, which was called at the end of five frames because of the 10-run rule.
On Monday of this week Macks Creek hosted Climax Springs and won 13-3 in five innings. After Climax went three and out in the top of the first, Macks Creek rallied for nine runs. Phillips started things off with a single. Most of the runs came as a result of walks and errors, but Talor Seaholm drove in two runs with a single, and Jesse Willis and Hilton both had singles.
Macks Creek scored three more runs in the second and one in the third to lead 13-0.
Offensively the Lady Pirates collected five hits on the night. Phillips, Jesse Willis, Hilton, Hicks and Seaholm all had singles. Jesse Willis improved to 2-0 with her five innings of work. She fanned six, walked five, hit one and gave up three runs on two hits. This game also was called at the end of five because of the 10-run rule.
Macks Creek was scheduled to host Richland yesterday (Tuesday), will play at home against Springfield Central on Thursday and play in the Hermitage Tournament on Friday and Saturday.