GRAFTON— Led once more by the outstanding pitching performance of Lady Bearcat Fredrique Maloley, Grafton dominated the diamond, shutting down the Preston Lady Knights, 15-0.
Over the course of four innings, Maloley garnered eight strikeouts, walked only one batter and didn’t allow a single run.
On the offensive end, Amber Smith started things off strong for the Lady Cats, earning the team’s first run in the opening inning on a 3-2 count.
The Lady Knights’ only glimmer of hope came from a single by Dalaynie Myers in the second inning.
Meanwhile, Maloley continued to shine, going four-for-four at the plate, with a single in the first, second and third, and went for a double in the fourth.
And while Maloley continues to be a standout player, her performance inspired her fellow teammates and, together, the Lady Bearcats put on a stellar showing of team work and athleticism.
During the fourth inning alone Grafton knocked in six runs with Savanna Wyckoff, Maloley, Aubrey Collins, Gracen Purkey and Mattie Shaver each recording an RBI.
Collins racked up the most plays for her team with eight.
The Lady Cats continued swinging for the fences, tallying 20 hits on the night, with multiple runs earned by each Maloley, Wyckoff, Smith, Ashlyn Zbosnick and Kayleigh Spiker.
Assisting in their win, Grafton didn’t commit a single field error. As a team, the Lady Cats stole 12 bases during action; Maloley led team steals with five.
Individual Box Scores: K. Spiker: AB-4, R- 2, H-2, RBI-0, SO-1, A. Smith: AB-4, R-3, H-3, RBI-2, BB-0, SO-0, F. Maloley: AB-4, R-2, H-4, RBI-5, BB-0, SO-0, A. Collins: AB-3, R-0, H-1, RBI-1, BB-1, SO-1, J. Niggemyer: AB-1, R-0, H-1, RBI-1, BB-2, SO-0, A. Wyer: AB-0, R-1,H-0, RBI-0, BB-1, SO-0, G. Purkey: AB-4, R-0, H-1, RBI-1, BB-0, SO-0,O. Shaver:AB-2, R-2, H-1, RBI-0, BB-1, SO-0, M. Shaver: AB-1, R-0, H-1, RBI-1, BB-0, SO-0, S. Wyckoff: AB-4, R-2, H-3,RBI-1, BB-0, SO-0, A. Zbosnick: AB-2, R-2, H-2,RBI-2, BB-0, SO-0, J. Hall: AB-2, R-1, H-1,RBI-0, BB-0, SO-0.
Team Box Scores:
AB-31, R-15, H-20, RBI-14, BB-5, SO-3