CLEAR THE BASES … Hannah Bleikamp of
Hilltop drives in three runs with this bases loaded triple.
By Timothy Kays
WEST UNITY: April 10, 2014 – There are several ways that a pitcher’s outing can be described, the least common of which is ‘perfect’. To reach that level, a pitcher must not allow an opposing batter to reach base, meaning that the fielders must play error-free ball. That rarest of rare performances was turned in by Bailey Funkhouser on April 10, as she led the Hilltop Lady Cadets to a 20-0 five-inning win over the Fayette Lady Eagles.
Funkhouser was perfect on the day, facing the minimum 15 batters and retiring them in order, registering nine strikeouts along the way.
Leah Bussing went the distance for Fayette, and although she had control issues, she had almost as little support in the field behind her as she did from the Fayette bats. The Lady Eagles committed six errors, making the Lady Cadets’ RBI machine spin into overdrive. Bussing allowed 20 runs, only 7 of which were earned on 9 hits and 11 walks.
Hannah Bleikamp led the Lady Cadet offense with an RBI single, and in the fourth inning she added a base clearing 3-RBI triple to dead center. Brittney Mocherman plated 3 with a pair of singles, Funkhouser helped her own cause with a pair of RBI base hits, Sydney Schmitt chased in a run with a double, and Shayla Coffman drove in a run with a single. Adreyn Yates had a single, and LeAnn Joost, Brooke Chapin and Karissa Crisenbery each had an RBI.
Runs / Hits / Errors
Hilltop: 20 – 9 – 0
Fayette 0 – 0 – 6
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