WILLIAMS - Try as they might, the Northeast Hamilton Trojets simply had no answer for the relentless offensive machine at the disposal of No. 7-ranked (Class 1A) Don Bosco here yesterday evening.
With a lineup loaded with threats, the Dons (14-4, 6-0 ISC) stayed unbeaten in the Iowa Star Conference by roughing up Trojets' pitcher Molly Greenfield for 11 hits in a 14-3, 5-inning victory.
"They just hit the snot out of the ball," NEH head coach Dave Hilton said of the Dons. "They've got four or five hitters that are really, really good."
DFJ photo by Tracy Runneberg
Lillian Chamness rips a pitch to the left side as head coach Dave Hilton watches in the background yesterday during Northeast Hamilton’s 14-3 loss to No. 7-ranked Don Bosco in Williams.
Greenfield walked three and struck out two during her five innings in the circle. Nine of Don Bosco's runs were earned; the remaining five came around to the plate courtesy of five Northeast Hamilton errors.
Dons' freshman hurler Morgan Frost limited the Trojets (3-15, 1-6 ISC) to just three hits. Jennifer Jeffers roped a double into the gap, while Caity Hassebrock and Leah Meyer both singled.
Meyer ripped her hit in the third and eventually came around to score. Jeffers ignited a fifth-inning surge with her extra-base hit, and she touched the dish on Hassebrock's liner to the grass.
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Morgan Frost and Cate Paulsen. Molly Greenfield and Jennifer Jeffers. W-Frost. L-Greenfield. 2B-NEH: Jeffers. RBI-NEH: Caity Hassebrock.
Up next for NEH will be a home date with Clarksville on Monday. The first pitch is scheduled for 5 p.m.