Palmyra senior Lauren Van Tress tossed a four-inning no-hitter on Tuesday during a 15-0 home rout of Louisiana.
Lauren Van Tress had everything working Tuesday night.
The Palmyra senior pitcher tossed a no-hitter, recording four shutout innings on just 44 pitches in a 15-0 home rout of Louisiana.
Louisiana's only base runner of the game reached via a walk to lead off the fourth inning before Van Tress induced three consecutive groundouts to cap her dominant outing.
Van Tress struck out three to improve Palmyra's record to 3-1.
“Lauren has been working hard on hitting her spots and she was able to do that for the most part,” Palmyra coach Jill Arch said.
Bailey Lovelace scored all four times she got on base and drove in four runs for the Lady Panthers.
The leadoff hitter hit an inside-the-park, three-run home run to enforce the mercy rule in the bottom of the fourth.
Lovelace also had a triple in the win.
“If our leadoff is hitting it helps set the tempo, and she has been able to do that the last couple of games,” Arch said.
Lexi Arch drove home Lovelace with a sacrifice fly in the first inning, moments before Megan Stone hit a solo home run to center.
Van Tress singled home Sophie Hoerr to launch a seven-run second that brought 11 Palmyra hitters to the plate.
Drew Billups scored on a fielder's choice, and Emma Wittler stole home to make it 5-0. Morgan Ingram delivered a two-run single before Hoerr drove in the final two tallies of the frame.
Wittler came home on a fielder's choice to make it 10-0 in the third, and Arch doubled home Lovelace to stretch the lead to 11.
Billups hit an RBI single in the fourth to make it 12-0.
Lovelace's game-ending homer drove in Raney Wilson and Billups as the final exclamation point.
The hosts totaled 12 hits and six stolen bases in the win.
The Lady Panthers went 2-1 this past weekend at the Troy Tournament, losing 9-6 to Battle in the season opener before beating Liberty-Wentzville 11-10 and Hazelwood West 3-1.
Palmyra is scheduled to play at Mark Twain on Thursday.