Lady Wildcats sweep Lady Rams
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Cleveland High's Taylor Collins connects with the ball for a RBI double in game one against Gentry Tuesday. Collins was the winning pitcher of game one and went 2-for-2 with two RBIs. Cleveland won game one 15-0 and game two 19-0.
Cleveland High's Taylor Collins connects with the ball for a RBI double in game one against Gentry Tuesday. Collins was the winning pitcher of game one and went 2-for-2 with two RBIs. Cleveland won game one 15-0 and game two 19-0.
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The Cleveland High Lady School Lady Wildcats made it a clean sweep Tuesday at home against the Gentry Lady Rams in a Region 3-4A fast pitch softball doubleheader.

The Lady Wildcats were strong at the plate as they blasted the Lady Rams 15-0 in game one and 19-0 in game two. Both games ended after three innings due to the 15-run mercy rule.

With the sweep, the Lady Wildcats improved to 4-2 overall with a 2-0 mark in Region 3-4A.

Cleveland's Taylor Collins was the winning pitcher in game one, and Brianna Garner was the winning pitcher for game two. Both Collins and Garner threw no hitters. Collins struck out eight batters, walked three and hit one batter.

The Lady Wildcats came out on fire in game one. In the bottom half of the first, the Lady Wildcats got the bats going as Cassie Skelton stroked a RBI-triple that scored Kellie Cummins for a 1-0 lead. The next batter, Collins, laid down a bunt single that scored Skelton for a 2-0 advantage. Taylor’s sister, Lauren Ashley Collins, kept the onslaught going as she drove in a run with a single for a 3-0 ball game. McKarlee Ingram ended up loading the bases as she reached safely on a bunt single with no outs still in the inning. Gentry managed to turn a double play on the next CHS at bat, but Cleveland responded with a double from Morgan Ray that scored two runs for a 5-0 Cleveland cushion.

Taylor got in her zone in the top of the second as she struck out all three batters in the inning. The Lady Wildcats followed that strong first inning by socking seven hits in the bottom of the second and scoring five runs for a 10-0 lead.

In the top of the third, Collins walked the lead off batter, but struck out three of the next four hitters she faced to keep the no-hit shutout alive.

The Lady Wildcats scored four more runs in the bottom of the third for a 14-0 lead and then proceeded to bring the contest to a close when Ray scored off an inside the park homerun for a 15-0 lead to end the ball game.

In the game two, the Lady Wildcats came out fast and strong jumping out to an 8-0 lead in the first inning. Cleveland scored four runs in the second and seven runs in the third for a 19-0 win.

Cleveland will be back in action Thursday in Greenwood against Amanda Elzy with the first pitch set for 4 p.m.