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West wallops Philly

By By Marty Stamper/The Meridian Star
Sept. 19, 2001
Led by junior second baseman Amy Frazier's 4-for-4 performance, the fourth-ranked West Lauderdale Lady Knights turned in one of their best offensive showings of the year in pounding Philadelphia 20-0 in a Region 5-3A contest Tuesday at Collinsville.
The game featured a pair of defending state champions – West in Class 3A and Philadelphia in Class 2A.
West finished the night with 20 hits with four players having at least three hits. Frazier had two RBI-singles, a bases loaded triple, and a solo homer as she drove in six of the Lady Knights' 20 runs.
West scored three runs in the bottom of the first inning on RBI-singles from Frazier and Kristina Gardner, along with a sacrifice fly from Brittany Mosley.
The Lady Knights made it 7-0 with four runs in the second frame. Frazier had a bases loaded three-bagger to highlight the inning.
West, which improved to 16-2, scored twice in the bottom of the third with Brook Bounds' RBI-double being the big blow.
The Lady Knights tacked on 11 runs on 11 hits and two Philadelphia errors in the bottom of the fourth. Frazier led off the inning with a homer to right-center, Amber Joyner, Frazier, and Mosley each had RBI-singles in the inning. Courtney Godwin had an RBI-double, Jo Havard had a two-run single, and Gardner added a two-run triple in the onslaught.
In addition to Frazier's four hits and six RBIs, Gardner had three hits and three RBIs, Mosley had three hits, Bounds had two hits which included a pair of doubles, and Godwin had two hits. J.J. Huggins added a double.
The Lady Knights actually did commit one error, but it came in the top of the fifth with a 20-0 lead.
Jessica Ethridge (16-2) was the winning pitcher.
Losing pitcher Mandy Eakes led Philadelphia, 7-8, with a 2-for-2 effort that included a pair of singles. The Lady Tornadoes had only four hits.
West returns to action Thursday at Heidelberg for a 4:30 p.m. 5-3A contest. Philadelphia is back in action today with a 5:30 game at Choctaw Central set for 5 p.m.
Marty Stamper is a sports writer for The Meridian Star. E-mail him at mstamper@themeridianstar.com or call him at 693-1551 ext. 3234.

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