Morris handcuffs HCHS

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, March 15, 2005

AHOSKIE – Lindsay Morris pitched a two-hitter as Gates County topped Hertford County 15-2 in softball action here Friday afternoon.

The Lady Red Barons plated four runs in the top of the first frame to take a lead from which they never looked back.

Morris scored on a passed ball to score the first run. The second came home when a pitch hit Amanda Lilley with the bases loaded. Ashley Okervall had an RBI-single and Ashley Rowsey had an RBI-groundout to help GCHS grab a 4-0 advantage.

Two more runs scored for Gates County in the top of the second when Lilley had a two-run single.

The Lady Red Barons also scored two in the top of the third frame when Jalisa Bradley had a bases-loaded walk and one run scored on an error to push the Gates County lead to 8-0 after three complete innings.

GCHS broke open the game with six runs in the top of the fourth frame.

Alexis Gallop had RBI-single, Jenna Wood an RBI-groundout and Whitney Perry an RBI-single.

Lilley added an RBI-triple while one run scored on an error and another scored on a passed ball, leaving the Red Barons with a 14-0 advantage.

Hertford County got on the board on the bottom of the fourth frame when Lindsey White reached on a fielder’s choice. Casey Minton followed with a walk and both advanced on a wild pitch.

White scored on a Tiffany Outlaw RBI-groundout to cut the lead to 14-1.

Each team added a run in the fifth inning.

The Lady Red Barons got their score on a wild pitch that pushed the advantage to 15-1.

Hertford County’s run came in the bottom of the inning. RonGina Wilder walked just before Lauren Barmer singled. Both advanced on a Megan Nixon groundout to set up Wilder’s score on a wild pitch.

The Lady Bears fell to 0-2 on the season with the loss. They will play next at 4 p.m. Friday at Gates County.