DURANT - The Lady Lions power hitter Destinee Lewis had a performance for the ages, hitting three home runs against McAlester on Tuesday and led her team to a 17-0 win in the district match-up.
Lewis was perfect at the plate going 4-for-4, 3 HRs with 6 RBIs. Her teammate Macy Powell also showed her power when she hit a home run in the second inning.
The Lady Lions jumped all over McAlester pitching as the barrage of runs began in the first inning.
Sydney Hampton and Powell both started the first inning with singles, then Lewis stepped into the batters box and hit a towering home run that cleared the base and gave the Lady Lions a 3-0 lead. Alexis Mendez and Kylie Hobbs both hit RBIs and rounded out the scoring with a 5-0 lead.
Lady Lions pitcher Kylie Williams kept McAlester batters at bay and scratching their collective heads trying to get a hit. The defense looked like a well oiled machine, not letting the ball out of the infield and not committing any errors.
Powell was the lead-off hitter in the second inning for Durant, when she hammered a solo home run over the center field wall. Then Lewis followed up with a solo home run of her own for back-to-back homers.
Mendez would get the scoring started again with RBI single. Then Hampton would hit a fly-ball to the outfield, but the outfielder dropped the ball and two runs were scored.
The Lady Lions batted around the line-up and Powell got another turn at the plate and didn’t waste it, when she hit a RBI single. Then it was Lewis’s turn again and she went yard with a 2-run home run. After the dust settled around the base pads, Durant had a comfy 14-0 lead.
Durant posted three more runs in the fourth and final inning of the game to take a run-rule win of 17-0.
So far, the Lady Lions are 4-0 in district play and 6-2 overall.
Next Up: The Lady Lions have a long road trip ahead of them. First, they play in the Shawnee Tournament from Aug. 28 - 30th. Then on Sept. 4, the team travels to Tulsa Edison for a double-header. Then off to the Coweta/Claremore Tournament. Durant won’t see home again until Sept. 8 when they play Coalgate.
It didn’t take long for Durant’s middle school red squad to take the intrigue out of Tuesday’s match-up at McAlester, exploding for eight runs in the top of the first on the way to a 13-3 run victory.
The Lady Lions are now 8-0 on the year and return home Thursday to face Lone Grove at 5 p.m.
Karlie Westmoreland totaled two hits and two RBI to spur the Durant offensive assault. Randi McLarry also chipped in two hits while Jaci Phillips and Maddison Usry drove in a pair of runners apiece.
Kristin Scott fired four strong innings in the pitching circle, scattering five hits along with five strikeouts.