Delaware Hayes continued its dominance over Ohio Capital Conference Capital Division competition last Thursday (May 1), blanking visiting Big Walnut 5-0 in Delaware.
The Pacers, who improved to 14-1 overall and 9-0 in league play, opened the scoring in the second inning. Kaitlynn Schuette started things with a solid base hit, went to second on a wild pitch and came home when Mackenzie Stonebraker doubled.
Hayes’ Lindsey Blair, who finished 2-for-4 with a team-best three runs knocked in, took over from there. The senior second baseman made it 2-0 with a third-inning homer and smashed a two-run double in fourth to add some insurance. Stonebraker walked to start the fourth, Kaitlyn Woerner singled to keep things rolling and, after Caylin Morstadt sacrificed both runners up, Blair connected on her two-run double to break things open.
Woerner, who finished a perfect 3-for-3, added the final tally with a solo homer to start the sixth.
While the offense was clicking, starting and winning pitcher Madi Huck was dealing. The sophomore allowed just five hits in her seven innings of work, striking out five without walking a single Golden Eagle.
Leah Shaw led Big Walnut with two hits while Jessica Coletta, Shelbie Borchers and Katelynn Cheadle accounted for the remaining hits. Kate Petty, who went the distance in the circle, took the loss.