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Unity softball was only able to play twice last week, but made the most of their opportunities, winning both games.
Unity made quick work of Central A & M on Wednesday, beating the visiting Raiders in a little more than an hour, 3-2. Jessica Adams threw the ball well against Central, not allowing a base runner until the fourth inning. She finished the game allowing just three hits, striking out nine and walking none.
Cold weather sapped the power from Unity’s bats, forcing the Rockets to rely on stolen bases and aggressive base running to get their runs across. Brooke Chilton singled and scored in the second and would score again in the fourth, driven home by a single from Adams.
Rachael Billman added an insurance run in the fifth that would prove vital, as the Rockets’ mistakes led the Raiders to two sixth-inning runs.
We started out good but made a couple of mistakes ... other than that we did very well Wednesday,” coach Dave Ellars said.
His team would do even better on Monday, shutting down Urbana 10-0. Jessica Adams threw a no-hitter in the five-inning victory, striking out eight. On offense Adams made a significant contribution as well, driving in four runs with her lone hit.
“Jess did a nice job, she was hitting her spots and the defense was very good behind her,” Ellars said. “Offense also played well, they put the ball in play and hit well from the start. We didn’t get any runs in the first, but I told them to keep at it, and they really did well.”
Brooke Chilton, Lacy Pruitt and Taylor Stark each had two hits. Pruitt added three RBI and Stark scored twice in the victory.
Unity (10-5) face conference foes Clinton and Decatur St. Teresa this week before matching up with area rival PBL on Monday.