The Paris softball team rolled over North Shelby 15-0 in four innings in the opening game of the season on Tuesday night at home.
Gracie Hatton pitched a one-hit shutout in her first varsity start. She fanned 10 batters, walked two batters and hit one batter with a pitch. Hatton went 3-for-4 at the plate, scored three runs, stole three bases and knocked in two runs.
“I was very pleased with the intensity,” coach Collin Huffman said. “I was a little concerned when we left the bases loaded in the first two innings, but we answered in the third inning very well with nine runs. Gracie Hatton led the way both on the mound and at the plate…All the girls contributed at the plate and did an exceptional job. The first win is always crucial, it helps set the tone for the rest of the season helps build the confidence to grind through the season and keep racking up quality wins.”
Erin Heinecke, who went 3-for-3, scored three runs, stole two bases and knocked in two runs; while nine players scored runs.