The Pleasant Grove Lady Hawks softball team won both games in the opening day of the Carthage softball tournament Friday. The Lady Hawks Shutout Harleton 17-0 in the first game and they sneaked by Benton in the second game 7-6.
The Hawks win over Harleton lasted only 4 innings as the Lady Hawks shelled Harleton pitching. Adi Koller was 3-for-3 with 2 doubles, MJ Williams was 3-for-3 and Sarah Hackleman hit a home run. Gracie Whitecotton was 2-for-2 with a double and 2 Rbi and Addi “Jo” Dial was 1-for-2 with 2 runs scored.
Abby Runion was the winning pitcher for the Lady Hawks. Batting, Runion was 3-for-3 with 2 doubles and 3 RBI.
The win over Benton wasn’t as easy for the Lady Hawks. Sarah Hackleman hit 2-home runs for the Lady Hawks giving her 3 total for the day. Hackleman was 3-for-3 with 4 RBI.
Lady Hawks head Coach Becca Collom said it was 2 good wins
“Two good wins. We had to show patience in the first game obviously, passing the bat and took advantage of some,” Becca Collom, Pleasant Grove Lady Hawks head coach said. “In the second game we put ourselves in a hard spot because of some defensive miscues, but I’m very proud of how clutch we were top to bottom of our lineup mounting a comeback.”
Coach Collom said both pitchers for PG (Sarah Hackleman and Abby Runion) got good work in settling in and finished strong.
“We have some things we need to adjust and tighten up but it’s always a great thing when you find ways to win early,” Collom siad.
The Lady Hawks (3-0) will play 2 games Saturday at the Carthage tournament. The Lady Hawks will play West Rusk at 1:30 p.m. and Harmony at 4:30 p.m.