Homer softball sweeps Houston in twin bill

Homer softball sweeps Houston in twin bill

Homer softball swept a Thursday doubleheader in Homer over the Houston Hawks, gettings wins of 17-11 and 19-4.

The twin bill sweep pushed Homer’s win streak to nine in a row and left the Mariners 4-1 in conference and 14-6 overall.

Homer rallied from a 7-1 hole in game one to win the slugfest, plating 10 runs in the fourth inning to take the lead.

The comeback really picked up speed when Kaitlyn Johnson cleared the bases on a double to cut the lead to 7-5, then a single by Haylee Owen scored another run.

A two-run triple by Hannah Hatfield put Homer into the lead 8-7. By the end of the inning, 15 batters came to the plate and Homer led 11-7.

Homer tacked on five more runs in the top of the sixth, including a three-run, inside-the-park homer by Owen.

Owen finished the day 4 for 6 with four RBIs, including the homer and a triple. Kaylin Anderson went 3 for 5, Johnson was 2 for 6 with three RBIs, and Hatfield went 2 for 6 with a triple and two RBIs.

Annalyn Brown pitched seven solid innings for Homer, giving up four earned runs on 12 hits and three walks. Brown struck out six.

In game two, the Mariners struck early with six runs in the first inning and three in the second to take a 9-0 lead, then recorded another 10-run inning in the third to go up 19-4 to end the game early.

Homer outhit Houston 21-3, led by Johnson and Brianna Hetrick both hit 4 for 4 with four RBIs each, while Zoe Adkins went 2 for 3 with a triple and five RBIs.

Adkins gave up three earned runs on three hits and two walks while whiffing four in 2 2/3 innings.

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