The Monroe City softball team paraded 17 hitters to the plate in the first inning of a 19-0 win at Paris on Monday.

The Monroe City softball team paraded 17 hitters to the plate in the first inning of a 19-0 win at Paris on Monday.

The first five batters in the Lady Panthers batting order each scored twice during the 14-run opening frame. 

Monroe City (3-1) needed just three innings to enforce the mercy rule.

McKenzie West and Bailee Hays hit home runs for the visiting Lady Panthers in the first. West went deep for a three-run shot, while Hays connected for a two-run homer.

Rachel Smith contributed a pair of RBI hits in the first frame as part of the offensive outburst.

Monroe City tacked on three runs in the second, and Lauren Youngblood hit a two-run homer in the third.

Youngblood led Monroe City with four hits and four runs.

West also scored four times, while Skyler Kauble finished with three hits (two doubles) and three runs.

Smith and Hays each knocked in four runs during the rout.

Carly Youngblood and Danielle Pfanner anchored the bottom of the batting order with two hits a piece.

Seven Lady Panthers recorded a multi-hit game.

Riley Quinn pitched three shutout innings while allowing just one hit to earn the win.

Kaylee Mitchell collected a single for Paris.

Monroe City is scheduled to host Hannibal on Tuesday.