DURANT - The Durant Lady Lions (4-0) big bats demoralized Hugo in a 10-0 run-rule victory Tuesday afternoon at the Lady Lions ballpark.
So far this season, the Lady Lions have run-ruled all of their opponents.
Sydney Hampton took the circle and kept Hugo batters at bay with five strike-outs and only two hits.
The Lady Lions scored all their runs in the first inning as the defense shutdown Hugo’s offense for the entire game.
Lead-off hitter Hampton got on base with a single. Then Destinee Lewis turned on a fastball and hammered it out of the park for a 2-run home run.
Kylie Manning drew a walk and Breanna Simmons followed with a RBI double. Then Alexa Richards hit a RBI single and the Lady Lions led, 4-0.
With two outs, Durant would score six more runs in the first inning.
Kyile Hobbs got into the mix with a RBI single. Then Lewis was up again and hit a two-RBI double and Manning came through with a RBI single. Two more runs scored due to Hugo errors and the Lady Lions grabbed another rule-rule victory.
“In the first inning we hit the ball up the middle and got a lot of doubles,” said head coach Aaron Mullens. “Destinee hit a the two-run homer that kick-started us. We really hit the ball hard today. So the girls took care of business.”
Next up: The Lady Lions hit the road Friday as they play in a district game against Shawnee, then off to Southmoore Festival on Saturday. On Aug. 25, Durant JV plays at Bennington. The Lady Lions finally come home Aug. 26 for a district game against McAlester.
Durant vs. Bishop Kelly
TULSA — The Durant Lady Lions scored early and often while utilizing solid defense for an impressive doubleheader sweep of Bishop Kelley to open district play on Saturday.
Durant pounded out 13 hits on the way to a 16-0 run-rule win in the opener and then cruised to a 10-0 victory in game two while remaining unbeaten on the young season.
In the opener, a two-run triple by Breanna Simmons and RBI double from Alexa Richards ignited a three-run first inning before Durant blasted it wide open in the second stanza.
Alexis Mendez, Destinee Lewis and Kylie Manning all singled before a double off the bat of Simmons en route to a seven-run uprising which put it out of reach.
The Lady Lions finished with 13 led by Lewis, who had three hits and drove in four runs. Manning also contributed four RBI off of two hits while Simmons drove in a pair with two hits. Mendez also notched two hits in the contest with Richards, Kylie Hobbs, Taylor Russell and Macy Powell adding one apiece.
Sydney Hampton was in control throughout in the pitching circle, posting a five-hit shutout that included seven strikeouts and just one walk.
Game two was much the same as the Lady Lions slugged their way to a 5-0 advantage in the first frame and never looked back while Kylie Williams was tossing a no-hitter. She fanned 10 and walked only one in the dominating performance.
Manning sparked the hitting assault with a double and triple while driving in two runs and scoring twice. Lewis also notched a pair of hits, including a double, while Powell had two singles.
Mendez, Hobbs, Hampton and Riley Andis tallied one hit each in the game.
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