Howard One Hits Oak Hill In Five Innings

The Manchester softball team sent a loud and clear message to sectional host Oak Hill Thursday. Lady Squires pitcher Brooklyn Howard held the Eagles to just one hit while the Squires collected 8 and steam rolled the Eagles 10-0 in five innings.

Manchester would take a 1-0 lead in the first when Emma West led off with a single and took second on a passed ball. With two outs Kiera Stacy would double home West for the 1-0 lead.

The Squires would break things open in the second. With one out Howard would single and was followed by a Kennedy Fierstos double. Ellie Milam then drew a walk to load the bases before a West single made it 2-0. Kateyln Andritsch would follow with a walk to force home Fierstos to lead 3-0 before Cierra Carter reached on a fielders choice to score Milam. Stacy would drive home the final run of the inning with a double for a 5-0 lead.

Manchester would end the evening in the fifth. Milam would lead off with a double that was followed by West reaching on an error. Andritsch then singled to load the bases before Stacy reached on an error to score Milam and West for a 7-0 lead. Mattie McKee then drew a walk to load the bases again before Stacy scored on a passed ball to make it 9-0. McKee would end the game scoring on a passed ball for the 10-0 win.

Howard threw just 66 pitches for the shut out.

Lineup AB R H RBI BB
Emma West 3 2 2 1 0
Katelyn Andritsch 2 2 1 1 1
Cierra Carter 3 0 0 1 0
Kiera Stacy 3 1 2 4 0
Mattie McKee 2 1 0 0 1
Sydney Day 3 0 0 0 0
Brooklyn Howard 3 1 1 0 0
Kennedy Fierstos 2 1 1 0 0
Ellie Milam 1 2 1 0 1


Pitching IP #P H R ER K BB
Brooklyn Howard 5 66 1 0 0 4 2


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