Hartville shuts out Lady Tigers

The Houston Lady Tigers gave up five first-inning runs and managed just one hit in a 9-0 loss Thursday afternoon to Hartville to open the 2009 softball season.

Lyndsay Tarrant’s second-inning bloop single was the lone hit for the Lady Tigers (0-1), who whiffed 14 times. Ten of Houston’s first 11 outs were strikeouts. The lone exception was speedster Bethany Korte’s caught stealing.

Hartville took the lead early with an odd play. With two outs and runners on second and third, pitcher Hannah Pounds began her windup when the Hartville third-base coach yelled, ‘Wait, wait.’ Pounds stopped her motion, resulting in an illegal pitch and the game’s first run.

The next batter reached on an error and the floodgates opened. The next two batters tripled home runs, and a single made it 5-0.

Pounds took the loss, giving up 13 hits and five earned runs in seven innings. She struck out six and walked none.

Hartville 510 030 0 – 9 13 1

Houston 000 000 0 – 0 1 1

HARTVILLE (ab-r-h-bi) – Arnall ss 4-1-1-0. Tompkins c 4-1-3-0. Dotson lf 4-1-1-0. Shaw p 4-1-2-0. Crider cf 4-1-2-2. Coday 3b 4-1-1-1. Burke 2b 4-2-2-2. Foreman rf 4-0-2-2. Triplett 1b 3-0-0-0. Totals 27-9-13-6.

HOUSTON (ab-r-h-bi) – Korte cf 2-0-0-0. Herndon 2b 4-0-0-0. Moore ss 1-0-0-0. Chernowsky c 3-0-0-0. Tarrants 2-0-1-0. Burgess 3b 3-0-0-0. Moseley lf 3-0-0-0. Pounds p 3-0-0-0. Honig dh 2-0-0-0. Totals 23-0-1-0.

2B: Arnall, Shaw, Crider, Burke. 3B: Coday, Burke. SB: Tompkins 2, Dotson, Korte. CS: Korte.

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Shaw, W 7 1 0 0 6 14

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Pounds, L 7 13 9 5 0 6

HBP: Honig (by Shaw).

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