Lady Cruisers sweep Elma to improve to 6-1

Lady Cruisers sweep Elma to improve to 6-1

Lady Cruisers sweep Elma to improve to 6-1

The Lady Cruiser fastpitch teamed began league play and hit a total of nine home runs in its three-game series last week with Elma and outscored the Eagles 44-10 to win all three games and pick up the sweep to improve to 6-1 on the season.

In the first game of their doubleheader March 29, Dakota Smith started the home run barrage in the top of the second inning and helped power the Cruisers to a 14-1 victory.

Smith hit two home runs in the game, going 2-3 with those two home runs and drove in four runs. Hailey Rath continued her home run tour with another bomb in the fourth inning. She finished the game going 3-4 at the plate with a home run, a double four RBIs. Berkeley Porter also got in on the home run party with one of her own, going 4-4 at the plate with that home run and three RBIs.

In the second game of the doubleheader, Brooke Blocker hit one out of the park in the bottom of the fifth on her way to a 3-4 day with a home run, two doubles, four runs scored and four RBIs to help propel the Cruisers to a 20-9 win. Rath hit another home run in this game as well.

In the final game of their three-game series, the Cruisers hosted Elma and continued their dominance of the Eagles.

Blocker again homered, not once but three times on the day as she went 4-4 with four RBIs, three home runs, a double and four runs scored as the Cruisers shutout the Eagles, 10-0.

The Cruisers are now sitting at 3-0 in league play.

The Lady Cruisers as a team have now hit 19 home runs in seven games with Rath leading the way with seven home runs. That total ranks her in first place in all classifications in the state of Washington. Blocker trails her by one with six home runs and ranks second in the state in that category.

After playing a doubleheader with Tenino at home on Tuesday of this week, the Cruisers will finish off their three-game series in Tenino on Friday. The first pitch is scheduled for 4 p.m.


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