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The Shelby County Lady Rockets came out hot in a 12-2 win over Spencer County Tuesday. The girls had five hits and scored seven runs in the first two innings, giving pitcher Kristina Gramig a comfortable lead to pitch with.
Hannah Stucker got things started in the first with an RBI triple, Hannah Abbott followed with an RBI single and Farren Holland capped the inning with a two-run single. In the second, Stucker picked up her second straight triple, as she, Dee Dee Davis and Jessica Williams all scored.
The Lady Rockets added a run in the fourth on a Shauna Gramig sac fly that scored Stucker, and the Lady Rockets ended the game in the sixth with four more runs, highlighted by a two-run single from Shauna Gramig that ended the game.
Stucker highlighted the game for the offense, going 3-3 with four runs scored and an RBI. Holland was the only other Lady Rockets with multiple hits, going 2-3 with 2 RBIs.
"I felt like it took us a while to really get started," SCHS head coach Kelly Cable said. "It took us six innings to put them away, and not to discredit Spencer County because they have improved, but we need to put teams like that away early. I thought we played down to their level a little, but we snapped out of it and finished strong."
While the Lady Rockets' bats stayed hot throughout, Kristina Gramig didn't really need all the help. She held Spencer to just two hits and no earned runs. Both Spencer County runs came as the result of three Lady Rocket errors. Kristina also struck out seven in the game while allowing just two walks.
"Kristina is gaining confidence every day," Cable said. "I know she was nervous the first couple of games she pitched, but she's not nervous now. She's pitching well and improving with every game, especially with her location."
The girls seemed to have no letdown, coming off a big win Monday against Oldham County.
"We didn't put them away real early, but coming off such an emotional win Monday, I gave the girls credit for coming out and taking care of business," Cable said. "It's tough to get up for a game like that after such a big game on Monday."
Up next for the Lady Rockets will be a trip to Sacred Heart Monday.
Sacred Heart "is a very solid team," Cable said. "If we're on our game we should be able to beat them, but they are solid fundamentally, hit the ball and they can pitch. We have to come ready to play."