Eastside extended its season-long winning streak to eight Tuesday with a 13-1 thumping of
Despite a shaky start defensively, the Lady Eagles shrugged off an unearned run in the first inning to put a four-spot on the Lady Panthers in the bottom of the inning to take a quick 4-0 lead.
Shea Shepherd provided the offense with a 3-run home run in the inning, her first of the year, and Eastside never looked back.
Amanda Henderson was up to her usual dominate self on the mound. After a lead off walk that would eventually come around to score,
Eastside coach Heather Wood said after the game she felt good about her team's approach, especially at the plate where they totaled nine hits over four innings and kept the pressure on all game.
"Our bats came around today and I think everyone did a good job offensively," Wood said. "We looked a little sloppy in the first inning on defense but I think we settled down and our bats were able to keep us going and help us out."
Eastside gave up its only run after a throwing error allowed the lead off runner to score. Bri Chambers led off the inning with a single before
Eastside kept the pedal to the metal in the third inning, scoring four more runs. After
The middle of Eastside's order supplied the bulk of the offense as Shepherd, Hawkins and Petree each had two hits and went a combined 6-for-8. Shepherd led her team with seven RBIs.