GRANBY — Reeds Spring pitcher Izzy Erickson had the East Newton Lady Patriots’ number on Thursday and delivered a dominating performance in a 2-0 Reeds Spring victory.
Erickson allowed just a single hit and she mowed down 15 Lady Patriots and walked none. She finished with 88 pitches and just over 77 percent of those pitches counted for strikes.
Macy Bowman’s two-out double in the second accounted for that lone hit.
Not only did Erickson dominate in the circle, she hit a pair of solo home runs off her East Newton counterpart Natalie Oxendine for the game’s only runs.
Erickson led off the game with her first homer and then bashed her second with two outs in the third.
Oxendine took the loss and scattered nine hits over seven innings with nine strikeouts and two walks. She pitched well enough to win on the average day … and only if she did not have to face Erickson both in the circle and at the plate for the Lady Wolves.
East Newton dropped to 6-10 overall and the Lady Patriots return to action Tuesday on the road against Nevada and Thursday at home against Seneca, who’s been playing as well as any team in the area with recent wins against McDonald County and Monett on the Lady Indians’ dossier.