This one was all SOU from the very first pitch.
The Raiders scored five runs in the first inning and never looked back.
After scoring their first run on a fielder’s choice, SOU’s Ashton Cathey stepped up and cleared the bases with a home run to put the Raiders up 4-0 before the Lady Owls even stepped to the plate!
Kami Klapp scored the fifth run of the inning on a throwing error.
Later on in the fifth inning, up 5-0, SOU’s Deja Acosta stepped up with the bases loaded to drive in a run.
And with the bases still loaded, Riley Donovan brought everybody home with an opposite field grand slam to put the Raiders up 11-0, and that would be all they needed to force the mercy rule.
Again, Raiders ace Cayla Williams threw five shutout innings to seal the victory in Columbus.
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