Henley Softball: Hornets finish postponed Mazama game with sixth straight run-rule

Henley (12-2, 6-0) had to wait two days to finish off another 15-0 run-rule win over Mazama (3-7, 0-4), but the interruption didn’t seem to disrupt the Hornets’ rhythm very much. 

In what was originally the second game of a doubleheader Saturday, Henley took a 5-0 lead after the first inning thanks to an RBI double by Belle Birch, a two-run home run by Layliana Segura and an RBI triple by Haydyn Higgins. In the top of the second, a hailstorm caused a 17-minute delay. The teams returned to finish the half inning, with Annie Campos working her way out of a bases-loaded jam. However, the pitching circle was deemed too muddy after Henley’s first two batters in the bottom of the second, and the game was postponed. 

Things picked up on Monday right where they left off on Saturday, with Henley coming to bat in the bottom of the second inning with two runners on and nobody out. They got three runs out of the inning, with Higgins driving in two on a single and Natalie Hudson scoring on an error. 

Samantha Moore was both the first and last Hornets player to bat in the third inning, leading off with her first home run of the season and ending the game with an RBI double. This was Henley’s eighth straight win, sixth straight run-rule win and third time in their last four games playing the minimum number of innings. 

In total, Segura and Higgins were both 2-for-2 with 3 RBI; Moore was 2-for-4 with 2 RBI; Gracie White was 1-for-2 with 2 RBI; Birch was 1-for-1 with 1 RBI; and Anna Harper was 1-for-3 with 1 RBI. In the circle, Campos allowed 1 hit, issued 1 walk and struck out 7.

Henley travels to Hidden Valley (7-4, 4-0) at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. 

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