Hopp shuts out Lady Panthers


DONNELLSON – Meghan Hopp gave up just two hits and fanned 14 in a sparkling performance as Central Lee shut out Mt. Pleasant 6-0 Wednesday night at home.

Hopp threw 90 pitches and a whopping 71% for strikes and gave up just one walk on the night. A two-out double in the first inning to Mt. Pleasant’s Savanna Walls on an 0-2 pitch and an infield single to freshman Emma Starr was all the offense allowed to the Panthers.

Central got on the board early when Alix Congdon walked and advanced on a groundout and stolen base, then came around to score on Shanna Buford’s single to short left. Buford would score after moving around on a couple passed balls.

Jalyn Hawk singled with two outs and swiped second and then scored on an RBI single from Abby Simmons to center before Mt. Pleasant could get out of the inning down 3-0.

The Hawks would add a run in the second when Jaci Hawk scored from third on Halo Arrowood’s single to left to make it 4-0.

Jaci Hawk and Congdon would give Central Lee two insurance runs in the bottom of the fourth to set the final at 6-0.

Buford led the Hawks at the plate going 1-for-3 with a run scored and 2 RBI. Arrowood, Jayln Hawk, Simmons and Carlee Pezley had the other hits for the Central Lee (3-0). Mt. Pleasant falls to 0-2 on the year.

The Lady Hawks take on Holy Trinity Catholic (1-1) tonight in Donnellson starting at 7 p.m.

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