BARBOURVILLE — Jessica Carter fired a two-hit shutout and the Lady Jackets pounded out 19 hits on the way to a 13-0 win at Barbourville Thursday.
Junior shortstop Shae Moyers and sophomore catcher Laura Durham both went 4-for-4 to pace the Middlesboro offense. Moyers had three singles and a triple to drive in four runs while Durham had three singles and a double with one RBI. Bailey Hensley added three hits and scored three runs while Madison Shields, Makayla Partin and Tiffany Howerton added two singles each.
The Lady Tigers managed just two hits off Carter — singles by Teah Jordan with one out in the first inning and Brandi Hembree with two down in the fourth. Those were the only base runners allowed as Carter struck out seven without walking a batter in the five-inning shut-out.
Hensley led the game off with a base hit up the middle and then came around to score on Durham’s RBI double. One out later Moyers singled to bring in courtesy runner Amanda Biscardi for a 2-0 Lady Jacket lead. Partin singled between a pair of Barbourville errors as Middlesboro loaded the bases, but all three runners were left stranded.
MHS broke the game open with eight runs in the top of the second. Destiny Ford walked to start the inning and singled by Hensley and Durham loaded the bases. Ford scored as Lauren Spurlock reached on an error. Moyers and Shields followed with consecutive two-run singles to stretch the lead to 7-0.
An RBI single by Howerton and a two-run single to right by Ford made it 10-0 after two.
Moyers tripled leading off the third and then scored on a ground out by Shields.
The Lady Jackets added two more runs in the fourth. Hensley doubled and went to third on Durham’s infield hit. Spurlock followed with an RBI ground out and Moyers added a run-scoring single to make it 13-0 and that proved to be the final.
Middlesboro (2-0) is in Cookeville, Tenn., this weekend for the Gordonsville Softball Tournament.
Barbourville (0-2) was scheduled to host Williamsburg on Friday.
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|Jessica Carter and Laura Durham; Taylor Logan and Amber Mills. W — Carter (1-0). L — Logan.|