East opened tournament play on Monday with a convincing 13-0 victory over the Warriors. Jess Church’s (4-1) perfect game bid was broken up with only 1 out remaining. She ended up with a 1-hitter and struck out 7. The Hawks scored 4 in the first and 8 in the second to cruise to the victory. Abby Beckham got things started in the first with a rbi single. Hailey Holtman and Hallie Crawford followed with rbi hits. The key blows in the second were back to back 2-run doubles by Emily French and Kelsey Richardson. The offense pounded out 11 hits and took advantage of 5 Winton Woods walks.
Batting Leaders: Emily French, 2-3, 2B, 2 rbi; Kelsey Richardson, 2-2, 2B, 2 rbi; Hope Becker, 2B. Record: 17-4 (GMC 14-4)
East advances to play Mt. Notre Dame TODAY, Wed, May 9th at East, 5:00.