The Southern Middle Lady Warrior softball team came out firing on all cylinders Tuesday afternoon.

The Lady Warriors pounded out several hits in the first contest, while their ace on the hill pitched a gem of a game, as Mike Pierce’s club rolled to a 15-5 victory over the Lady Maroons of Northern.

Seventh grader Jessica Pierce took the mound for Southern and looked very impressive in her five innings of work.

Pierce fanned 10 batters, while surrendering 2 walks and hitting 2 Lady Maroon hitters.

Southern meanwhile, came out of the gate swinging, scoring 2 runs in the bottom of the first inning, and seemingly, putting the game out of reach in the second frame by adding four more runs, to push their lead to 6-0.

Northern rallied for a three-spot in the third frame, but still trailed Southern after three innings of play, 6-3.

Unfortunately for the Lady Maroons, that brief wave of momentum was short-lived.

Southern scored 9 runs over the next two innings, to end the game due to the mercy rule, by a final count of 15-5.

SMS coach Mike Pierce was pleased with his club’s effort in the win.

“Our pitching was great tonight, but this was a team effort, and a team win,” Pierce noted. “All of our players came up with key plays.”

Pierce and Meghan Halcomb led the Warrior hit fest, as both players tripled in the victory, while Emily Walker added a double.

Southern also won the second game of the doubleheader by a final score of 15-0.

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