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Tigers’ hot bats wipe out East Sac in 3 innings

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The offense was clicking Tuesday night, and the pitching was even smoother.

The Carroll softball team blew past East Sac County with a 13-0 win in three innings, securing the Tigers’ second win of the year.

The visiting Tigers (2-3) blasted the Raiders for eight runs in the opening inning and never looked back. They piled on five more runs the following frame for the commanding, 13-0 lead.

Carroll was absolutely on fire from the dish, collecting 12 hits in just 22 at bats, an astounding team batting average of .545.

Carroll was lights out on the mound as well. Senior hurler Sydney Haakenson tossed three innings of one hit ball, allowing no runs, securing her second win of the year, lowering her ERA to 5.60 against three losses.

Sophomore third baseman Josie Ayala absolutely raked in Tuesday’s triumph, going a perfect three-for-three with a team-best four RBI, aided by a triple. Catcher Chloe Gallegos also was perfect at the plate, collecting three hits and two RBI. Vanessa Ayala was one-for-two, smacking a double to go with an RBI. She also scored two runs.

The 13 runs were a Carroll single game high, with a previous best five runs in a win over IKM-Manning. Josie Ayala leads the Tigers with a .500 average through five games, having tallied eight total hits and a team-best five RBI.

Results from Wednesday’s home contest against Perry and Thursday’s contest at Storm Lake were not available at press time. The Tigers return home Monday, July 29 to host the Boone Toreadors.

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