A strong second inning and a stellar pitching performance by senior Josie Woodrome throughout helped bolster Nashville in a 6-1 conference win at home over the Carterville Lions.
Nashville had three straight RBI singles in the second. At the end of the inning, the Hornettes would score five runs to jump out to an early lead. Valerie Combs had a two RBI double in the second. Ryan Stiegman, Jill Kuhl and Cayla Krueger also had hits.
The winning pitcher, Woodrome, zipped in seven of her nine total strikeouts in the first three innings. She allowed only one run and two hits in the contest.
Coach Shaun Renth told 104.7 that the victory was a team win with “some pretty good swings.”
“We had a bit better intensity in this game, and we got some timely hits,” Renth said. “We played pretty good defense too.”
Colleen Jahnke went 3 for 3 on the game, three singles and a run scored.
“That’s been our MO this year,” Renth said. “Sometimes it’s at the top, sometimes in the middle or the bottom.”
The win lengthens the Hornettes’ winning streak to six. It also puts both Nashville and Carterville in second place for the conference title with two losses each. Nashville will play the no. 1 team, Pinckneyville, on Friday in an away game.