Cumberland Times-News

March 25, 2014

Mountain Ridge pads streak to 47

From Staff Reports
Cumberland Times-News

— CUMBERLAND — Jenna Miller, Kayla Stickley and Avery Bridges combined on a five-inning no-hitter, Katie Llewellyn homered and Mountain Ridge opened its high school softball season with a 15-0 blanking of Bishop Walsh on a chilly Tuesday afternoon at Flynn Field.

The two-time defending state champion Miners extended their three-year winning streak to 47 games with the victory.

Mountain Ridge scored 11 runs in the bottom of the first inning and finished with 13 hits and no errors in the field. Llewellyn’s homer, a two-run shot, came in the third inning.

Miller struck out five in two perfect innings, Stickley fanned two and walked one in the third, and Bridges struck out five and walked one in pitching the fourth and fifth innings.

Llewellyn finished 2 for 2 with a homer, single and two RBIs, and Tessa Lutton was 2 for 2 with two singles and two runs for the Miners. Anna Broadwater went 2 for 3 with a double, single, three runs and three RBIs, and Stickley belted a double.

Mountain Ridge will host Northern on Thursday, at 4 p.m., at Cavanaugh Field in Cumberland.

Tuesday’s game was also the season opener for Bishop Walsh, which will begin its City League schedule at Fort Hill today.