NASHVILLE — The Community Viqueens left little doubt who was the better team in their Region 4-AA semifinal softball game with the East Nashville Lady Eagles Monday as the Viqueens took a …
NASHVILLE — The Community Viqueens left little doubt who was the better team in their Region 4-AA semifinal softball game with the East Nashville Lady Eagles Monday as the Viqueens took a double-digit lead in the second inning and cruised to a 31-0 victory over the Lady Eagles.
Twelve different Viqueens had hits as Community (24-10-1) finished with 23 hits and batted around in all four innings.
The Viqueens were also helped by 14 Lady Eagle miscues.
The Viqueens sent nine players to the plate and used home runs from Abi Brown, Taylar Wessner, and Emma Brantley to gain control early as Community took a quick 6-0 lead.
It was more of the same in the second inning as the Viqueens added to their lead as seven hits led to 11 runs and a 17-0 advantage.
Carlie Blanton homered in the third as the Viqueen bench started to see plenty of action. Community added nine runs and increased its lead to 26-0.
Blanton hit her second home run in the fourth as the Viqueens scored their final five runs of the game.
Meanwhile, the Viqueen pitching tandem of Wessner and Hailey Farrar kept East Nashville at bay.
Wessner and Farrar each pitched two innings and struck out five as the Lady Eagles could only manage one hit on the night.
Blanton's four hits and six RBIs highlighted the Viqueen hitting barrage.
The Viqueen win sets up a rematch in Chapel Hill against the Forrest Lady Rockets in the Region 4-AA finals Wednesday.
Community narrowly lost twice to the Lady Rockets in last week's District 7-AA tournament.
Monday's win also assured the Viqueens of a berth in the sectional round later in the week.
Community 6(11)9 5 — 31 23 2
East Nashville 00 0 0 — 0 1 14
Community: Carlie Blanton 4-for-5, Jacie Yancey 3-for-3, Taylar Wessner 3-for-5, Emma Bentley 2-for-2, Abi Brown 2-for-3, Zoey Dixon 2-for-3, Audrina Bearden 2-for-4, Addison Cothran 1-for-1, Abby Brooks 1-for-2, Ashlyn Yoes 1-for-2, Autumn Craig 1-for-2, Chloe West 1-for-2.
2B: Craig, Blanton.
3B: Bearden (2), Yoes, West.
HR: Blanton (2), Brown, Wessner, Bentley.
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