In District 5 All-Star tournament action on Thursday night at Clarksville Little League Park, the New Albany 9-10 softball All-Star team sent a statement to all the other teams.
In just four innings with Charlestown, New Albany mustered up 14 runs in routing Charlestown, 14-0.
The win was an impressive one for New Albany, but New Albany coach Richard Chandler has expected those types of games all year.
“I’m very proud of the way we hit the ball tonight,” Chandler said. “Pitching and hitting will be our strong points this year. We should hit the ball well all season. We have a bunch of good hitters.”
New Albany starter Carson Chandler got the victory. Chandler pitched all four innings, allowing two hits and surrendering no walks. He struck out eight batters on his way to the shutout victory.
James Gill and Tucker Biven led the New Albany bats. Gill was 2-for-2 with two doubles. He also plated three runs while scoring two himself. Biven also had two doubles for New Albany as he went 2-for-4.
New Albany will face Highlander Youth Recreation at 5:30 p.m. next Thursday.
• Teague pitches Jeff past New Albany: Camryn Teague pitched 5 2/3 scoreless innings of one-hit ball in Jeff/GRC’s 8-1 win over New Albany on Thursday. Teague struck out 11 in collecting the victory.
Kurin Worgull led the Jeff bats, going 3-for-3 with three doubles, five RBIs and a run scored. Teammate Jennifer Peffley went 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored.
New Albany got two singles, which came from Dallas Henderson and Krysten Campbell. Teammate Camry Thomas scored New Albany’s only run.
Jeff will play Silver Creek at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday. New Albany will face Silver Creek at 8 p.m. on Monday.
• Jeff rolls past New Albany: Jeff/GRC needed four innings to take down New Albany on Thursday at Clarksville Little League Park, 22-5.
Jeff’s Savannah Gaither and Elliot Mays each had a double, while teammate Raegan Jones got a triple. New Albany’s lone extra-base hit was a home run by Gabby Bruery.
Jeff/GRC will face Charlestown at 8 tonight. New Albany will play Clarksville at 5:30 p.m. on Monday.