NEW LIMA – Riley Reed fired a one-hit shutout and launched a home run Saturday and the Vanoss Lady Wolves thumped Lookeba-Sickles 8-0 in five innings to capture the championship of the New Lima Tournament.
Vanoss, which improved to 17-4 on the season, made a perfect 5-0 run through the tournament. The Lady Wolves beat Asher, 7-1, earlier Saturday after defeating Stuart, 5-2, on Friday.
Lookeba-Sickles is now 14-6 after going 6-2 in tournament play.
“It was a great weekend for our team. The tournament provided a good environment with some really solid teams,” said Vanoss head coach Jonathon Hurt. “We had a lot of different kids step up in different situations. We will continue to get better the more experience we gain. This team has a high ceiling and I think people are starting to realize that.”
Vanoss 8, Lookeba 0
Reed, who entered the circle in relief, struck out four and allowed no walks through the final four innings while going 2-for-2 from the plate with one RBI, two runs scored and a walk.
Abbi Snow also helped out the Lady Wolves’ offense by going 2-for-3 with one RBI and scored once.
Emrie Ellis, who doubled, and Brinn Brassfield were each 1-for-3 and drove home two runs apiece. Jadyn Dalton (1-for-1) and Kara Carlson (1-for-2) each knocked in one run. Addison Dalton ended up 1-for-2 and scored a run.
Vanoss 7, Asher 1
Addison Dalton drove in four runs in a 2-for-2 outing from the plate, and Riley Reed tossed a one-hitter as the Lady Wolves clipped Asher in a three-inning contest.
Reed recorded a pair of strikeouts and walked just one. The lone Lady Indian run was unearned.
Joining Addison Dalton with a 2-for-2 effort was Brinn Brassfield, who drove in a run, scored twice and walked once.
Emrie Ellis also picked up one RBI and scored once while going 1-for-3.
Jordan Odell suffered the pitching loss and had Asher’s only hit in going 1-for-2 and scoring the run. Odell gave up eight hits and four walks while striking out three.
Vanoss 5, Stuart 2
Reed hit a grand slam and pitched a three-hitter Friday as the Lady Wolves rallied to knock off Stuart.
Reed’s blast was the highlight of a five-run fifth and final frame. She struck out nine, allowed no walks and surrendered two unearned runs.
Kara Carlson (2-for-2 with a walk) and Jacee Underwood (2-for-3 with a run scored) had multiple hits for Vanoss, which pounded out eight for the game.
Brian Johnson contributed to this report.