This was easy.
Almost too easy.
It's going to get tougher on the road in the playoffs, and maybe that's why Mildred's 10-1 romp over Trinity in the opening game of the three-game series in the Class 2A bi-district round of the playoffs felt so good to the Lady Eagles.
Taylor White opened the playoffs with a magnificent outing, striking out 13 while allowing just three hits. She was in control all night and after giving up a single in the first inning, she retired 17 of the next 18 Lady Tigers.
By then Mildred had not oly taken control of the game but looked like it might win with a mercy rule rout.
Trinity (16-9) didn't score until the sixth when White hit a batter with two outs with an 0-2 pitch. That was it for Trinity.
Mildred ran the bases like a carrousel, especially Maddie Moore, who went 2 for 3 and scored twice. She led off the third with a single to left and when the ball skipped past the left fielder Moore dashed all the way home to give Mildred a 1-0 lead. Aubyn Turner and Callie Bland followed with singles and Savannah Pritchett brought home Turner with a sacrifice fly. White ripped a triple to right to make it 3-0. White went 3 for with double and a triple and Bland 2 for 3 with a double and scored twice.
Mildred had a five-run third innings that included a leadoff single by Morgan McCreary, an RBI triple by Ally Ayers, a sacrifice fly from Turner, who was 2 for 2 with a sacrifice bunt and a sacrifice fly, and back-to-back-back doubles by Bland, Pritchett and White. Pritchett went 2 for 3 with a sacrifice fly.
Mildred added a couple of runs in the sixth on singles by Turner, Pritchett and White and an error on Lauren Hawkins' grounder. Mildred had 13 hits, including three doubles and two triples and Moore's error-aided inside the park dance around the bases.
The Lady Eagles, who are now 23-4, play at Trinity at 2:00 on Saturday in Game 2 of the series. If a Game 3 is needed the two teams will play following Game 2 on Saturday.
This was easy.
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