LeBlond Advances to Class 2 State Championship Game

Published 10/25 2013 11:57AM

Updated 10/25 2013 09:24PM

(SPRINGFIELD, Mo.) In a duel of pitchers with sub-1.00 ERAs, Bishop LeBlond's  lineup got the best of Eden Henry.

The Lady Eagles tagged Marionville's  starter for 18 hits and nine runs to advance to the Class 2 State Championship Game with a 9-1 victory.

LeBlond looked comfortable from start to finish, beginning the offensive onslaught with three runs in the first frame. Kennadi Barron got the scoring started with an RBI single to right.

Barron matched a game-high with two runs on three hits to help her cause on the mound. After allowing Marionville's lone run to Haley Lane in the first inning, Barron buckled down to deal a four-hit, seven-strikeout performance.

The Lady Eagles padded their lead with three-run efforts in the third and seventh innings. Brenna Knapp, Dayle Dickens, Claire Doolan, and Mackie Brown all registered RBI as well.

Head coach Wayne Miller did not hesitate in naming her the starter again for Saturday's championship game.

LeBlond will face South Callaway, who earned a berth by beating Kelly 2-0, at 10  a.m. for the Class 2 crown.

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