Only two games into the season, the Cumberland Lady Skins already appear to be in midseason form.
The visiting Lady Skins pounded out 13 hits and rolled to a 14-0 victory in five innings over Evarts on Thursday.
Two pitchers combined to hold the Lady Cats hitless. Junior Kelsey Day (1-1) fanned eight and walked two in three innings. Sophomore Samantha Sexton pitched the final two innings, striking out one.
Day led Cumberland (1-1) at the plate with three doubles. Natasha Pennington, Colleen Boggs and Ashley Reynolds each singled twice. Sexton, Shawna Short, Jenny Clay and Kendra Russell added a single apiece.
Becky Long (0-2) took the loss for the Lady Cats.
The Lady Skins return to action Monday at home against Leslie County. Evarts (0-2) will travel to Cawood on April 7.
Cumberland 455 00 — 14 13 0
Evarts 000 00 — 0 0 5
Day, Sexton (4) and Pennington; Long and McLain. W—Day (1-1). L—Long (0-2).
In a game eerily similar to Monday’s loss to Middlesboro, the Trojanettes were hurt by errors and control problems as the visiting Lady Lions cruised.
Cawood (0-7) committed seven errors, and pitchers Shana Curry (0-1) and Charlea Robinette combined for 15 walks and two hit batters.
Senior Heather Posey singled for the Trojanettes’ only hit.
Chatman Taylor (1-0) earned the win for the Lady Lions, striking out five and walking one.
Cawood (0-2) returns to action Saturday in the Corbin Invitational Tournament, taking on Corbin at 12:30 p.m. and Model at 2. Pineville (1-0) will travel to Clay County on April 7.
Pineville 367 — 16 4 0
Cawood 000 — 0 1 7
Taylor and Howard; SCurry, Robinette (3) and ACurry. W—Taylor (1-0). L—SCurry (0-1).