With the bitter taste of a disappointing loss to Merkel still looming, the Lady Bucks proved handedly that they were the better team as they blanked the Lady Mavs 11-0, in six innings.
“We came out ready to play and more prepared and focused,” said Lady Bucks head coach Gary Mayfield. “We did all the little things right that hurt us in our game against Merkel. I was really proud of how the girls reacted and played.”
Friday’s win was also one for the record books as Senior Brooke Moss set a new school record for career home-runs at eight. Moss had three in 2013 and has hit five so far in 2014.
The Lady Bucks had control of the outcome for the majority of the game plating three runs in the second inning and one run in the third inning.
Eline Bandy picked up one of her two hits in the second inning with a two RBI single to left field scoring Emma Davis and Tara Maxwell.
Maxwell singled in the third inning to score Moss who reached on a double.
A solid defensive effort by both teams saw the score remain at 4-0 following the fourth inning.
Moss hit her record-breaking home-run in the fifth inning and Maxwell hit a sacrifice fly to center field to score Shelby Lipps.
The Lady Bucks added five runs in the sixth inning two of which came as a result of a walk.
Kaitlyn Ellis drove in the game-ending runs with a single to center field to score Lipps and Davis.
Herrington pitched all six innings of the game and had five strikeouts, two walks while allowing just one hit.
The Lady Bucks will play Clyde at 5 p.m. Friday, April 11, in Breckenridge.