Lady Cards win off Hutton no-hitter
By David Shirley
The Adamsville High School Lady Cardinals hosted Middleton on Thursday and celebrated Senior Night with a 17-1 victory over the Lady Tigers.
AHS got off to a quick start, putting up three runs in the first inning. AHS loaded the bases before Amanda Krenson doubled off the fence in left, picking up two RBIs. Nikki White later scored on a passed ball for the final run of the inning.
That would be more than enough support for sophomore pitcher Taylor Hutton, who pitched her first high school no hitter en route to her five inning, complete game, 17-1 win.
AHS piled 13 up more runs in the second inning against the struggling Middleton squad. The long inning had several hits, multiple walks and a good many Middleton errors.
By the time the inning finally ended, the outcome of the game was no longer in doubt, and Cardinal fans could sit back and watch excellent pitching from Hutton and stellar defense by her teammates behind her.
Middleton posted their lone run of the contest after a Lady Cardinal error, and Hutton shut them down otherwise.
One of the wildest plays of the contest involved AHS hitting into a strange double play, which involved one MHS outfielder almost catching a fly ball, deflecting it to another outfielder, who made the catch for one out, then threw to the catcher, who threw wild to third base, and the third baseman threw home to nab the AHS runner at the plate. It was 8-9-2-5-2 on your scorecard, if you enjoy things such as that.
With the District 15A win, AHS improved to 4-5 in district play, good for fourth place.
Cardinal Coach Todd McGee spoke highly of his three seniors.
“They have all three probably had their best years. Danielle has hit the ball well when given the opportunity. Corrie has gotten back on track to where she was before and then some, and is hitting for more power. Amanda has been steady throughout her career, and is a dependable hitter.”
The seniors and their parents were recognized between the varsity game and the junior varsity game. All three girls played five years in the AHS program.
Corrie Hill was first to be honored along with her parents, Roger and Kathy Hill. Mike and Suzie Krenson escorted their daughter, Amanda, out on to the diamond. Danielle Plunk had her mother, Jennifer Milford, at her side as she walked onto the field to be recognized.
Lady Cardinal leading hitters: Danielle Plunk 3-3 with a double and 4 RBIs; Amanda Krenson 2-2 with a double and 2 RBIs; Bailey Wicker 2-2 with 2 RBIs.