Lady Gens pick up two wins in dominating fashion

 

By Joel Charron

General Amherst Lady Gens head coach Brad Bondy’s message to his team is simple, if they hit, they win.

And the Lady Gens have certainly been hitting the ball.

The girl’s slo-pitch team cruised to a 20-3 win over the Harrow Hawks Tuesday afternoon and followed that up with a 23-13 win over the Assumption Purple Raiders on Thursday afternoon.

In four games the lady Gens have out scored their opponents 85-19, good enough for an undefeated record and sole possession of first place in the County Division.

“The veterans are leading the way and the rookies we have are incredible,” said Bondy. “The girls are just incredible. It’s early yet but it’s early for everyone.”

On Tuesday, the Lady Gens were the visiting team although the game was moved to Wigle Park in Amherstburg because of soggy conditions in Harrow.

The Hawks took an early 1-0 lead after the first inning, but was quickly tied in the second inning when Sarah Bondy drove in Paige Bondy for their first run of the game.

 

Lady Gens Lauren Brindley’s hit in the third inning was part of 10 run explosion.

The Lady Gens exploded with ten runs in the third inning. After Lee-Ann Neufeld drove home two runs with a triple, she was cashed in on a Brittany Woods single. Emily Bryan then had an RBI triple of her own followed by an RBI single by Paige Bondy. Bartlam then slugged the first of her home runs, a two-run shot to right centerfield. Miranda Turner’s RBI triple scored Paisley Bartlam with Turner soon scoring on an error. Maria Goggin drove home another run with a double and Kennedy Laing added an RBI single to round out the inning.

Harrow posted two more runs in the top of the third but was trumped when three more Lady Gens runs were tacked on by a RBI double by Turner and a two-run triple by Paige Bondy.

The game ended after six innings due to the mercy rule as the Lady Gens put six more runs on the board in that inning. Bryan hit an RBI double to get the scoring going that inning. Shortly thereafter, Paige Bondy hit another two-run triple with Bartlam following with her second home run of the game. Turner hit another triple to drive home a run with Sam Davidson hitting an RBI single to round out the scoring on the day.

Bondy said the win showcased the lady Gens depth, as they were missing a number of starters in the infield.

“We probably had none of our starters on the infield in but we were just as good,” said Bondy.

Bondy noted that his squad hasn’t called upon Turner to take the mound as Woods and Taylor Wright have transferred seamlessly into the position.

Bartlam said the team is playing well in both the infield and outfield and they are getting outs “that are usually not easy to get.”

Bartlam down played her two-homer game.

“They just hit a hole,” she said.

 

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