Morristown East used a solid pitching outing from Brianna Maness and a good day at the plate from Kennedy Payne on Tuesday evening to blow past Sevier County, 15-0.
Maness has not pitched a ton this season but made the most of her outing on Tuesday. Maness threw four innings, allowing just one hit while striking out six.
At the plate, Payne led the way for the Lady ‘Canes. Payne went 2-for-3 in the contest with a home run and double. She also knocked in four runs.
Along with Payne, Lindsey Winstead and Blayne King each had two RBIs while Randi Drinnon and Jessica Harris also knocked in runs. East totaled just seven hits in the game but took advantage of four Sevier County errors.
The scoring started in the first as King knocked in two runs. However, it was the second inning that gave East a comfortable lead as East scored eight runs in the inning. Winstead started things off with a two-run single before Drinnon doubled home a run. Then, Payne gave East an 8-0 lead when she blasted a ball over the fence for a three-run home run. The scoring was capped off when Sarah King hit a sacrifice fly and a wild pitch allowed Harris to score.
It was smooth sailing from there as East added two more runs in the third and three in the fourth to close the game out.
East will be back in action on Thursday when they take on South Doyle at home.