Lady Aces bounce back with Pearson's one-hitter

Mount Carmel freshman Kami Pearson hurls a pitch against Hamilton. Pearson threw a complete game one-hitter in the Lady Aces' 11-1 victory over Grayville on Tuesday evening.

MOUNT CARMEL -- Having dropped their last three games against quality opponents, Mount Carmel's softball team was in dire need of a big bounce back victory to rejuvenate themselves heading into a tiring stretch. They did just that on Tuesday night.

Hosting Grayville, the Lady Aces dominated from start to finish, defeating Grayville 11-1 in a dominant five inning game on Tuesday night in Mount Carmel.

Freshman pitcher Kami Pearson took the mound for the Lady Aces and threw a gem. Pearson threw a complete game one-hitter, allowing just one run and fanning five batters. Her lone run allowed was unearned.

A plethora of Lady Aces had productive days at the plate, junior Libby Schneider was 2-for-2 with a double, a run and two RBIs, freshman Mackenzie Sisson went 1-for-2 with two runs scored, sophomore Faith Fuller posted a 1-for-2 line with a double and an RBI, sophomore Sierra Hannah went 1-for-3 with a triple, two RBIs and two runs, freshman Avary Daum was 1-for-3 with an RBI and scored twice, junior Lexi Ballard reached base all three times with an RBI and a run scored, junior Addie Drone was 1-for-2 with a pair of RBIs and a run and Stormie Devine had an RBI.

Pearson's dominant outing was a welcome development for the Lady Aces, who had allowed an average of 10 runs a game over the course of their previous three-game losing streak.

Mount Carmel (5-5) will face three more games this week, extending into today at Lawrenceville at 4:30 p.m., Thursday on the road against Mount Vernon (Ind.) at 5 p.m., and ending on Friday with a final road game against Boonville beginning at 5:30 p.m. It'll be a tiring stretch, but the Lady Aces will be entering with momentum.

Mount Carmel notable hitting: Schneider 2-for-2, 2B, 2 RBIs, R. Sisson 1-for-2, 2 R. Fuller 1-for-2, 2B, RBI. Hannah 1-for-3, 3B, 2 RBIs, 2 R. Daum 1-for-3, RBI, 2 R. Drone 1-for-2, 2 RBIs, R.

Lady Aces pitching: Pearson 5 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 5 K.

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