Harlem pitcher Lauren Seaborn delivers a pitch in a game against Greenbrier on Wednesday. Harlem lost 15-0 to the second-ranked Wolfpack in a three-inning game.
Photo by Jonathan Heeter
Greenbrier softball coach Garrett Black said his offense has struggled so far this season.
The Lady Wolfpack might be very dangerous because the offense came around in a big way against Harlem on Wednesday night.
Greenbrier (7-1) knocked off Harlem, 15-0, at the Brierpatch. The game was stopped after three innings because of the "mercy rule."
"We needed the performance we had today," Black said. "We just haven't been hitting the ball very well. We've pitched well and played good defense and the hitting finally came around today."
The Wolfpack pounded 18 hits over the three innings and five of the nine starters collected two or more hits.
Brittany Leverett led the offensive onslaught, falling a triple shy of hitting for the cycle and adding four RBIs. Her first inning three-run line drive home run pushed Greenbrier to a 3-0 lead.
The Wolfpack batted around in two of the three innings, sending 11 girls to the plate in the first and 13 more batted in the second.
Jessica Borum went 3-3 with a RBI, Amanda Glover was 2-2 with 3 RBIs, Tiffany Blackburn had a RBI to go with a 2-2 night, and Kristan Glover was 2-3 with 4 RBIs.
"If we can hit like we did tonight, we will be very tough this year," Black said.
Kristan Glover also shined on the mound, throwing a no-hitter over the three innings. The senior struck out six and allowed only one base runner who reached on an error. Glover moved to 5-1 on the season and hasn't surrendered a run since Aug. 14.
"We are just playing good softball," she said.
Harlem coach Melissa Chase said she thought her team lost all the momentum from a Tuesday night 7-5 win over Cross Creek.
"You guys are a totally different team," she said to the team between innings.
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