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Aledo sluggers Carolyn Clayton and Morgan Farley combined for six RBI and pitcher Sarah Simpson threw a six-hit shutout to lead the Ladycats to an 8-0 victory over Brewer Wednesday night in District 6-4A action at the AHS softball field.
The win evens the Ladycats' district record to 1-1, while Brewer falls to 0-2. Aledo will continue district play at 7 p.m. Friday, March 12, at Boswell.
Clayton ripped a two-run home run over the centerfield fence in the opening frame, and in the fifth inning smashed a triple to center to drive in another run.
Farley swatted a pair of doubles, including a two-bagger in the third with the bases loaded that drove in three runs.
Simpson, who is 1-1 in 6-4A play, scattered six hits with just one walk while recording five strikeouts.
Clayton's blast in the opening frame gave the Ladycats an early 2-0 lead. The Ladycats added a run in the third for a 3-0 lead when Jordan Simons - who had reached on an infield single - scored after a double-play ground out.
Paced by Farley's three-run double in the third, the Ladycats scored four runs to take a 7-0 lead. Simons drove in the other run on a ground out that plated Lauren Durham, who also swatted a pair of hits, including a double.
Aledo closed the scoring in the fifth when Aubri Jordan reached on an infield hit and scored after Clayton's triple.
For the complete story, and for comments from coach Jeff Lemons, please see the March 12 issue of The Community News.