Lady Bulldogs dominate two 4-inning games

WHITE HALL – White Hall dispatched Hot Springs easily, winning 16-1 and 15-0 in four innings each Tuesday night at home.

“We hit well and we were patient for the most part,” White Hall head coach Terri Smith said. “We did what were supposed to. We played a lot better than what we played the last couple of games.”

In the second game, White Hall (11-4, 6-1 in 5A-South) capped off the win with four runs in the fourth inning to enforce the mercy rule.

Leading 11-0, Bailey Sutliff walked with one out. A walk to Olivia Robinson and a bunt-single by Bethany Brown loaded the bases.

Krysta Mason would reach first when a ball scooted through the legs of the Hot Springs’ shortstop. Two runs scored on the play and gave White Hall a 13-0 lead.

After Brown scored on a passed ball, Emily Law hit a sacrifice fly to play Mason from third to finish the game. Law didn’t have an official at-bat but she did finish with two RBIs.

“When you get a big-enough lead, you want to get some of the others in and get some playing experience to help you out in the future,” Smith said. “I’m pretty confident that you can move them around and they will do what they are supposed to do.”

White Hall also scored five runs in the first, four runs in the second and two in the third.

Karia Hall was credited with the win after giving up three hits in four innings with five strikeouts and two walks.

Hall was also 2 for 2 with a double, two runs scored and three RBIs.

Lauren Graves scored two times and reached all four times as she was hit by a pitch three times and walked.

In the first game, White Hall scored 11 runs in the third inning and a run in the fourth inning to defeat Hot Springs 16-1.

Sydnee Clark is credited with the win after allowing one run (earned) on three hits in four innings. She also struck out nine batters with no walks.

Clark finished the day 1 for 4 with a RBI.

White Hall also scored four runs in the first.

They completed the run-rule game after Clark hit a single in the fourth inning to score Lauren Graves, who reached on a single.

Rachel Box hit a three-run home run in the third. Box finished the game 2 for 2 with three runs scored and three RBIs.

“Rachel’s a beast when she hits anyway,” Smith said. “She’s a very patient, powerful hitter.

“If you get it close, she is going to take care of business.”

Maddie Martin was 1 for 2 with a double, two RBIs and a run scored. Summer Henderson was 2 for 2 with a stolen base, a RBI and a run scored. Ciara Linker was 2 for 3 with a stolen base and a run scored.

White Hall will host Camden Fairview on Friday.