Spartan girls are on a roll after rough start to season
The Salem High girls remained undefeated in the River Ridge District with a 12-2 win over Christiansburg at the James I. Moyer Complex Tuesday.
Salem went behind 2-0 in the top of the fourth but rallied back to win by slaughter rule in the fifth. The crowning blow was a grand slam home run to center by Kendall Charlton.
Haley Thomas, Destiny Mitchen and Emily Taylor all had two hits for the Spartans and Taylor got the win on the mound. She pitched a two-hitter, allowing just two unearned runs on a misplayed fly ball with two outs and two on. Emily struck out nine.
With the win the Spartans improved to 6-7 overall, and the win was Salem’s fifth in a row after starting the season 1-7. Last Friday at Blacksburg the Spartans beat the Bruins, 5-2. Taylor threw another two hitter and had a no-hitter into the sixth. She struck out eight and walked only one.
Salem’s offense was hot again as four girls had two hits each, Amanda Dalton, Kelsey Johnson, Alex Gervais and Thomas. Taylor got on base three times and scored twice for the Spartans.
“Emily pitched a fantastic game, it wasn’t really ever close,” said assistant coach Megan Sealock.
The Spartans are back in action Friday with a game at Hidden Valley, and next Tuesday Salem is at Pulaski.