HARTFORD, W.Va. — It’s tourney time.
The Wahama softball team opened the 2012 section tournament in style Wednesday night with an 11-1 win over visiting Hannan.
Wahama (22-8) turned eight hits into seven runs in the bottom of the first inning to take the early lead. Hannan got on the board with a run on one hit in the top of the third inning. WHS added a run in the in the bottom of the third and extended its lead to 8-1.
The Lady Falcons pushed across two runs in the fourth and one in the fifth to take the mercy rule victory, 11-1.
Kelsey Billups was the winning pitcher and she gave up just one run on one hit in five innings. Billups struck out six and walked three in the contest.
Hannan’s Stover was credited with the loss after giving up 11 runs on 14 hits and two walks in four innings of work.
Amanda Gordon, Bailey Hicks, Kelsey Billups, Mackenzie Gabritsch, Shalyn Greer and Dakota Baker each finished with two hits in the game while Elisabeth Hendricks finished with one hit. Billups, Gabritsch, Greer, and Hendricks each scored two runs in the contest.
Wilson had the lone hit for Hannan, and she also scored the only run.
Hannan was eliminated from the tournament, as the Lady Cats fell to Buffalo 15-0 Wednesday.
Wahama is in a best-of three series with the Lady Bison Thursday and possibly Friday.