The Milledgeville Missiles softball team picked up this spring right where it left off last June, pounding out 12 hits to back Morgan Adolph’s two-hit, 10-strikeout performance in a season-opening 12-2 victory over West Carroll in Thomson.
Kayleigh Leddy had four hits and three RBIs, Jenna Bibler also drove in three runs, and Adolph (1-0) and Bre Henson each drove in two runs. The Missiles (1-0) took control with a five-run first inning, then finished things off with a four-run seventh.
Monica Smith provided the lone RBI for the Thunder (0-1), as both runs were unearned. Cassidy Rice (0-1) took the loss in the circle, allowing seven earned runs in a complete-game effort.
Milledgeville 17, West Carroll 7, 5 inn.: The Missiles rolled to a win in their opener, as Caleb Skoog knocked in four runs, and Zach Herin added three hits ands three RBIs.
Blake Kappes added a pair of RBIs for Milledgeville (1-0), and Jordan Harris had two hits and picked up the win on the mound as the second of three pitchers. The Missiles fell behind 6-4 after the third inning, but answered with an 11-run fourth.
Josh Sullivan doubled and drove in two runs for West Carroll (1-1), and pitchers Shawn Magill and Chris Lawton each drove in a run. Lawton (0-1) took the loss in relief of Magill.