Henley Softball: Hornets run-rule Mazama as hailstorm derails doubleheader

Henley (11-2, 5-0) played the minimum number of innings for the second time in three games, scoring five in each frame to run-rule Mazama (3-6, 0-3) 15-0 in the only official game the teams got to play Saturday.

The Vikings made things interesting in the top of the first, with three of their first four batters drawing walks to load the bases with one out. Annie Campos pitched her way out of the jam, getting the next two outs to keep it a scoreless game heading into the bottom of the inning. She didn’t allow another baserunner and finished with 5 strikeouts. 

Anna Harper hit a solo home run (her third in as many games) in the bottom of the third, and Natalie Hudson ended the game with an RBI groundout (the Hornets’ only out of the inning) to give Henley their seventh straight win and fifth straight run-rule win. 

Hudson was 1-for-3 with 3 RBI; Belle Birch and Gracie White were both 2-for-2 with 2 RBI; Jillian Vickery was 2-for-3 with 2 RBI; Layliana Segura was 1-for-2 with 2 RBI; Anna Harper was 2-for-2 with 1 RBI; and Samantha Moore was 1-for-1 with 1 RBI. 

In what was scheduled to be a doubleheader, the second game was interrupted by a hailstorm in the top of the second inning, resulting in a delay of about 17 minutes. The teams returned to finish the top half of the inning, but the pitching circle was deemed too muddy after the first two batters in the bottom half. The game was called with Henley leading 5-0. 

Henley and Mazama will make up the postponed game at 5 p.m. Monday.

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