Alexander’s softball team rolled past visiting Lithia Springs High School Thursday evening, winning 15-0 by mercy rule in three innings. The Lady Cougars scored nine runs in the second inning and six in the third.
Sydnee Council started in the circle for AHS and put the Lady Lions down in order in the top of the first inning.
Sydnee McCune started for Lithia Springs and she threw well early on. After allowing a leadoff double to Trinity Kirkland in the bottom of the first, she forced Tali Milde to fly out to left, Natalie Johnson to fly out to center, and Council to ground out to short to end the inning unscathed.
Council struck out the side and walked one in the top of the second. With one out in the bottom of the inning, Josie Nunn started the scoring for the Lady Cougars with a homer to left. The next three batters walked and a second run scored on a passed ball with the bases loaded. Kirkland then singled to left, picking up two RBIs for a 4-0 advantage.
After a walk to Johnson, Lithia managed to get the second out of the inning. After Council walked, Gracyn Thrasher doubled to left, knocking in two for a 6-0 lead. Nunn then tripled to left, scoring two more runs. Faith Shirley singled, bringing in the ninth run of the inning.
Council struck out two and got a ground out in the top of the third. In the bottom of the inning, Milde and Johnson had back-to-back singles. A walk to Council loaded the bases and Thrasher walked, allowing the 10th run to cross the plate. Nunn doubled to left, clearing the bases. She moved to third on an error. Shirley singled to center, scoring Nunn. Gracie Williams entered as a courtesy runner for the catcher and moved to second on a passed ball. She scored when Katie Byrd reached on an error by the shortstop.
Council allowed no hits in three innings of work. She struck out seven and walked one.
Nunn led the offense, going 3-for-3 with three runs scored and five RBIs. Shirley also had multiple hits, going 2-for-2 with two walks and two RBIs. Thrasher went 1-for-2 with a walk, two runs scored, and three RBIs.
Alexander will battle Allatoona on Monday for the second place seed in Region 5-AAAAA. The winner will get a bye in the opening round of the tournament, which starts on Wednesday.