DALE—Hit parade. The Dale Pirates roughed up the visiting Wellston Lady Tigers in a Tuesday district doubleheader.
Dale took the first game, 10-0, in four and a half innings before putting on a hitting clinic in the nightcap with a 17-2, two and a half inning win in the nightcap.
In the first game, Dale scored the 10 runs on 11 hits against Wellston starter Shaley Paull.
The Lady Pirates spread out the runs throughout the four at-bats. They opened with three in the first inning and grabbed a single run in the second.
The bottom of the third was the only scoreless inning for Dale.
The Lady Pirates scored five in the bottom of the fourth to get the lead to 10-0 and force the run rule.
Addie Bell went 2-for-3 with a double and four runs batted in. Sam Hartman had a double and drove in three runs while Makenzy Herman had a strong 2-for-3 outing, with two doubles and she drove in two runs.
Bell earned the win for the Lady Pirates. She pitched three and one third innings. She gave up just two hits and didn’t surrender a run. She had one strike out and two walks.
In the second game, Dale exploded against the arm of Wellston’s Tricity Ross.
Dale, in the bottom of the first, sent 19 batters to the dish in the 14-run, 14-hit inning.
To get an idea of the carnage, Lang batted three times in the inning.
Dale put on some self-imposed brakes in the second inning with the contest well in-hand. Dale scored three more runs in the bottom of the second inning, increasing the lead to 17-0.
Wellston finally got on the board in the third inning of the second game, scoring twice on four hits.
Several reserves had some at bats for Dale in the second game.
Chayse Carum went 2-for-2 in the game and had two doubles and drove in two of the runs. Eliah Landruff drove in a run on a single and Lexi White had an RBI double to left field.
The Lady Pirates scored a combined 27 runs in just six at-bats against the Lady Tigers. They pounded out 30 hits.
With the two wins, the Lady Pirates improve to 17-5 on the season. They will travel to face Luther, Thursday at 4:30 p.m.