E.A. Sports Today

Lady Jackets’ big night

Oxford slams three homers and five doubles, two pitchers combine for one-hitter in 11-0 rout of Clay-Chalkville

Taylor Davenport (R) can't contain her excitement as she celebrates her walk-off homer with teammate Brantli Champion. On the cover, the Oxford bench empties to greet Bailey Clark after her second-inning home run. (Photos by B.J. Franklin/GungHo Photos)

Taylor Davenport (R) can’t contain her excitement as she celebrates her walk-off homer with teammate Brantli Champion. On the cover, the Oxford bench empties to greet Bailey Clark after her second-inning home run. (Photos by B.J. Franklin/GungHo Photos)

By East Alabama Sports Today

OXFORD – Taylor Davenport, Haley Lyner and Bailey Clark all homered and Taylor Ellison and Rylee Waldrep combined on a one-hitter with 12 strikeouts as Oxford celebrated softball senior night with an 11-0 rout of Clay-Chalkville Tuesday.

The Lady Jackets pounded 11 hits in the game. In addition to the three homers, they also had five doubles. Amber Dempsey went 3-for-3 with two doubles, while Lyner, Clark and Grace Mitchell had two hits apiece.

Clark’s two-run homer gave the Lady Jackets a 3-0 lead in the second inning. Lyner homered in the fourth and Davenport’s three-run homer ended the game in the fifth inning.

Taylor Ellison and North-South All-Star Rylee Waldrep held the Lady Cougars to a third-inning single.

The Lady Jackets return to action Thursday night in a doubleheader with Southside-Gadsden at Choccolocco Park that could give Oxford claim to the No. 1 team in Class 6A going into postseason play. They were No. 3 in the final formal poll behind Southside and area foe Chelsea.

Senior Taylor Ellison started in the circle for Oxford and struck out five of the eight batters she faced. (Photo by B.J. Franklin/GungHo Photos)

Senior Taylor Ellison started in the circle for Oxford and struck out five of the eight batters she faced. (Photo by B.J. Franklin/GungHo Photos)



You must be logged in to post a comment Login