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April 9, 2014

Chicks smash Del City in double-header

CHICKASHA —

Chickasha has grown used to coming up at the end of games to seal a narrow win this season through gritty determination.

Things couldn’t have been more opposite on Tuesday, when Chickasha (12-5) thumped Del City 21-0 in the first game of a double-header. Every single player scored as the Chicks batted around twice in the second inning, very quickly putting this one out of hand.

The score of game two was not final at time of publication.

With 10 hits in 27 at bats, there were plenty of opportunities for that to happen. Along the same lines, Chickasha blanked Del City with ease, never once leaving any base runners on while letting up just two hits. In four of the five innings in the run-ruled game, the Eagles were restricted to three up, three down.

The Fightin’ Chicks started well, although by the standards of their second inning it was somewhat slow. A 2-RBI double from Brock Henderson started things off. He crossed home plate later on a walk before Tresjon Davis crossed on a wild pitch. 

The Eagles could only hope subsequent innings went that well. Another double from Henderson brought in just one run, yet opened up a flood. Womack’s RBI-single brought in another before Orion Couch was walked to make it 7-0.

Del City, reeling from such an early show of offensive force, went to their third pitching choice, but it made little difference. Ryker Stealman hit a 2 RBI single. All but one player reached base when the Chickasha lineup batted around the second time in the second inning.

Leadoff Brooks Bush -- who started in the top position after second baseman Luke Dixon was sidelined with an injury -- batted three times in the second. When it was all said and done, 15 runs had scored off of nine hits and three of Del City's four errors in the game.

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