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CLINTON – Sophmore Shelby Pharr pitched a 5-hit shutout and struck out five batters to lead West Bladen to an 11-0 non-conference victory over Clinton.

It was the first complete game and the first shutout of Pharr’s West Bladen career. The righthander walked only one and hit a batter. Two of Clinton’s five hits were infield hits.

Junior Tatiana Hunt drew a first-inning walk and scooted home when junior Kyla Reed blasted a triple to leftfield. Reed darted home on a wild pitch for a 2-0 Lady Knight lead.

Senior Lexie Pittman drew a fourth-inning walk, stole second and dashed home when Hunt smacked a single to centerfield for a 3-0 lead.

Pharr reached base on an error to begin a 6-run sixth inning rally. Hunt and Reed drew walks to load the bases. Junior Alara Cashwell knocked in Pharr and Hunt with a single to rightfield. Senior Conner Brisson was hit by a pitch, and sophmore Alyssa Suggs laid down a bunt that scored Reed.

Freshman Hannah Pait’s dropped down a bunt that plated Cashwell. Pharr delivered a single that plated Brisson and Suggs and stretched the lead to 9-0.

Hunt and Reed drew one-out walks in the seventh inning. Cashwell’s infield hit scored Hunt, and Brisson’s fielder’s choice plated Reed and padded the lead to 11-0.

Reed batted 2-3 with a triple, a run batted in and 3 runs scored. Cashwell finished 2-5 at the plate with 3 rbi’s and a run scored. Hunt, Brisson, Hannah Pait and Pharr added one hit each.

Pharr had 2 rbi’s, and Brisson, Hunt, Suggs, and Hannah Pait drove in one run each. Hunt walked 3 times and scored 3 runs. Brisson, Pharr, Suggs and Pittman scored one run each.

Coach Pam Stephens’ Lady Knights improved to 2-1 and will travel to West Columbus Friday night.

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