RACINE, Ohio — You will never lose a game that your opponent doesn’t score in.
The Southern softball team earned their second consecutive sectional crown Thursday night, as the Lady Tornadoes defeated Green by a 10-0 count at Star Mill Park.
The Lady Tornadoes (16-5) broke through in the bottom of the first inning when Hannah Hill drove in Caitlyn Holter to put SHS ahead 1-0. Hannah Hill, Baylee Hupp, Jordan Huddleston, Grace Wolfe and Haley Hill each scored the in the bottom of the third inning and the Purple and Gold increased their lead to 6-0. After a pair of scoreless innings Southern marked four runs in the bottom of the sixth to earn the 10-0 mercy rule victory.
Jordan Huddleston earned the win for Southern, pitching six shutout innings and allowing eight hits and a walk, while striking out 10. Lewis suffered the loss for the Lady Bobcats.
The SHS offense was paced by Caitlyn Holter and Baylee Hupp with two hits each, followed by Hannah Hill, Darien Diddle, Jordan Huddleston, Cierra Turley and Grace Wolfe with one hit each. Huddleston and Haley Hill led the way with two runs scored apiece, while Holter, Hannah Hill, Chais Michael, Turley and Wolfe each crossed home plate once. Huddleston and Holter each drove in two runs, followed by Hupp, Turley and Ali Deem each had one RBI.
Green was led b y Salisbury and LuJan with two hits each, while Lewis, Davis, Glgim and Johnson each had one.
Southern advances to the district semifinal on Thursday in Minford.