JACKSON, Ohio — Apparently all it did was make them mad.
The Gallia Academy softball team jumped out to a 1-0 lead midway through the second, but host Jackson countered with 10 consecutive scores Monday night en route to a 10-2 victory in a Southeastern Ohio Athletic League matchup in Jackson County.
The visiting Blue Angels (3-4 SEOAL) were officially eliminated from title contention, as the Ironladies won their eighth straight decision while improving to 5-0 in league play. Jackson also claimed a season sweep of GAHS following a 5-3 win in Centenary back on April 9.
GAHS committed six of the nine errors in the contest and were outhit by an 11-6 overall margin. Jackson stranded nine runners on base, while the Blue and White left eight on the bags.
The Blue Angels took their only lead of the night after Jenna Meadows led the second off by reaching safely on an error and later scoring on a single by Kiersten Stanley — giving the guests a 1-0 lead after one and a half innings of play.
The Ironladies countered with three runs in their half of the second for a 3-1 edge, then sent 11 batters to the plate in the third — which resulted in seven runs on five singles and three GAHS errors for a commanding 10-1 cushion through three complete.
Kendra Barnes led off the fifth with a single a later scored the final run of the game on a two-out single by Meadows, wrapping up the eight-run outcome.
Violet Pelfrey suffered the loss after surrendering seven earned runs and three walks over six innings while striking out two. Kacee Jenkins was the winning pitcher of record after allowing one earned run and zero walks over seven frames while fanning nine.
Barnes led the guests with two hits, followed by Stanley, Meadows, Maggie Westfall and Madie Burns with a safety apiece.
Lauren Parks and Alysha Kunz each had two hits in the triumph.