Although Roseboro-Salemburg’s girls started slow in a road game against Hobbton Tuesday afternoon, home runs by Deja King and Anna Heinz brought the team to life and helped them get a 14-1 win over the young Wildcats.
Coach Dan Heinz praised the play of pitcher Madison Tart who, he said, had another great game, supported by a “wonderful” defensive effort capped off by a diving catch by shortstop Alana Jackson.
“Our bats started slow, but came to life with the home runs by Deja and Anna,” Heinz said.
Overall, he stressed, he was proud of the team effort. “These girls are a great group; they practice hard every day and it shows.”
Although the game was scoreless in the first, Roseboro went up 3-0 in the second, then had a powerhouse third, scoring 5 more. Hobbton scored one in the third as well to bring the score to 8-1. The fourth was another scoreless inning, but the bats came alive again for the middle Leopards in the fifth, as R-S brough in 6 more runs to get the 14-1 victory.
From the hill, Tart got 12 strikeouts, walked 3 and gave up 2 hits.
Leading hitters for Roseboro were King, with a grand slam in the third inning and Heinz with a 3-run homer in the fifth.
R-S travels to Sampson Thursday.