SYLVANIA – The Plainview Lady Bears rolled past area rival Sylvania Tuesday in dominant fashion.
Eighth-grade pitcher Lily Boswell fired a 1-hit shutout and got all the run support she needed when the Lady Bears rallied for five runs in the third inning as Plainview defeated the Sylvania Lady Rams 7-0 on the road.
Boswell attacked the strike zone constantly in the win. She struck out seven, walked none and gave up just one hit all day when Brinn Farmer doubled to right-center in the first inning.
After Farmer’s double, Boswell retired 20 consecutive batters to close out the game.
It took Boswell just 78 pitches to get through all seven innings Tuesday. She fired 61 of those pitches for strikes and threw first-pitch strikes to 20 of the 22 batters she faced.
The Lady Bears lineup stranded two runners on base over the first two frames before the top of their lineup sparked a 5-run rally in the third.
Mia Tidmore and Kenzi Traylor led off that inning with a pair of singles to left field. Two batters later, Crimson Wells drew a walk to load the bases with one out.
Tidmore then came in from third on a passed ball to score the game’s first run before Tobi Trotter smacked an RBI single into left field that scored Traylor to make the lead 2-0.
Krimson Kidd then stepped to the plate and watched two strikes before launching a 3-run bomb to left field to cap off the rally.
Plainview rallied for another run with two outs after Trotter reached on an error in Sylvania’s infield.
Trotter stole second and ended up at third when the throw from home rolled into the outfield. She scored a pitch later when Kidd pulled an 0-1 pitch into right field for an RBI single.
That same duo combined to get another run on the board in the seventh when Trotter led off with a single to the left side of the infield.
Kidd then capped off a 5-RBI day at the plate with a double to right field that scored Trotter all the way from first base to make the score 7-0.
Kidd finished the game batting 3-for-4 and was a triple away from hitting for the cycle. She scored once and drove in five RBIs in the win.
Trotter was 2-for-4 with an RBI, two stolen bases and scored three times.
Tidmore batted 2-for-4 out of the leadoff spot with a stolen base and a run scored. Traylor went 1-for-4 with a run scored and Wells drew two walks and scored once.
Lauren Womack pitched all seven innings for Sylvania. She struck out four, walked three and gave up six earned runs.
Both teams stay in area play today. Plainview hosts Geraldine while Sylvania travels to play at Pisgah. Both games are scheduled to start at 4:30 p.m.