Daniel Boone’s softball team has put together a seven-game wins streak that could be better described as a slaughter streak.
The Trailblazers (7-1, 20-7-2) defeated David Crockett 17-3 on Thursday at Crockett’s Mary Irwin Field, beat Sullivan East on Friday, 18-1, and routed Volunteer 14-0 on Monday. They’ve outscored opponents, 96-8, during the seven-game streak.
“We are playing really well right now,” Boone coach Jeremy Jenkins said. “We have had great leadership by our seniors Audrey Moorhouse, Maci Masters, Kayleigh Quesinberry and Korie Thompson.”
Masters, a Virginia Tech signee, has 10 home runs and 42 RBIs. Kyleigh Bacon has five home runs and 32 RBIs. Quesinberry also has five home runs.
“We have been hitting the ball pretty well during this stretch up and down the lineup,” Jenkins said. “Right now you want to be playing your best going into the tournament and I like where we are. We are pitching and playing solid defense and getting timely hits when we need it. I really like the depth of this team as well and the athleticism, especially in the outfield with Audrey, Anna Richardson, Lillie Walters, and Sadie Henson.”
It might be overshadowed by the bats, but Boone’s pitching has been spot-on of late.
“Our pitching staff has been throwing well for us, attacking the zone and throwing strikes,” Jenkins said. “Kayleigh Quesinberry and Ava Saul have been leading there along with freshman Kaylea Osborne.”
The defense has been solid as well.
“Our infield is led by Josie Jenkins and Riley Croley,” Jenkins said.
Masters had a grand slam and five RBIs in the win against Crockett. Quesinberry homered and drove in two runs and Croley was 3-for-4 with three RBIs.
Bacon was 3-for-4 with a home run and five RBIs against Volunteer. Masters went 3-for-3 with a double and three RBIs.
Jenkins and Thompson had four and three RBIs, respectively, against East.
Boone will host Science Hill on Thursday.
David Crockett defeated West Greene 17-0 on Monday. The Pioneers piled up 17 hits in the five-inning victory.
Julie Maupin had three hits and scored two runs. Megan Davis and Bailey Dugger each tallied two hits. Dugger drove in two runs and Davis had two doubles and scored a run.
Autumn Wynne and Eva Marler each had two RBIs for Crockett. Sydney Hodges doubled twice and scored two runs.
Cara Wilson and Natalie Dunbar combined for the shutout on the mound. Each struck out two while allowing one hit.