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Marion County Lady Knight freshman pitcher Allison Maupin pitched a no-hitter against the Thomas Nelson Generals last week. The victory would be one of a string of wins that would leave the team sitting 10-5. Lady Knights Coach Todd Spalding their opponents were a mixed bag of various skill levels.
“We played one really good team,” Spalding said. “We played two pretty good teams, a couple average teams, and one really bad team during that stretch, but I am very pleased.”
The Lady Knights exited the battlefield after defeating their opponent with a 14-0 win after Maupin pitched a no-hitter against the Generals (3-17) on April 24.
Maupin was nearly at a loss for words after the game, saying only that it felt good to have accomplished the feat.
Coach Spalding said he was pleased with the way the team has played.
“We’re playing very well,” he said. “We had two good district wins.”
Lady Knight senior outfielder Colleen Rakes started the scoring with a run on a hit by sophomore third baseman Kylie Benningfield.
The team would repeat the process in the second by scoring five runs and again in the fourth with five runs.
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With five wins straight under their belt, the Lady Knights added their sixth when they topped the LaRue County Lady Hawks on April 25 with a 8-0 victory.
Lady Knights Coach Todd Coach Todd Spalding pointed out that in the last six games, the team has only allowed for a total of six runs against the them while scoring 66 runs themselves.
“That’s getting it done,” Spalding said.
Going into the fourth with the bases loaded, Lady Knights freshman pitcher Jordan Thomas picked up three RBI by driving in Rakes, Maupin and freshman first baseman Kendall Benningfield.
The Lady Knights would end the game with a run made Thomas. She would be driven in by junior shortstop Taylor Wade.
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Another win lifted the Lady Knights to a four-game winning streak on April 22.
Once again, the Lady Knights would pummel their foe, winning 9-1 over the Taylor County Cardinals.
The game started slow with neither team getting on the board until the last two innings.
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The Lady Knights kept their winning streak alive into a fresh week of play when they defeated the Campbellsville Lady Eagles 12-0 in five innings.
The game heated up in the third when they Lady Knights made seven runs against their opponent.
They would score five runs in the fifth and hold their foe scoreless in the bottom of the final frame.
According to Game Changer, the team sent nearly every player to bat against the Lady Eagles.
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