THS wins opener against Fayetteville

Published 9:47 pm Thursday, February 24, 2011

Coming home: Thorsby pitcher Katie Barnett flips the ball to home plate in time Thursday to put out a Fayetteville runner. Barnett allowed just three hits and one run in 2 2/3 innings pitched

Thorsby’s softball team won its season opener, 16-5 in five innings, on Thursday over visiting Fayetteville.

Savannah Bice got the Rebels offense rolling in the bottom of the first inning with a two-run home run.

The score was 10-1 after that frame, but Fayetteville scored three runs in the top of the second and two more in the top of the fifth. The hosts, however, were still able to end the game early.

Bice went 2-for-3 with three runs batted in and three runs scored.

Christian Niece had three hits in as many at-bats with a double, two RBI and one run.

Halie McKinnon was 2-for-3 with a walk and three runs scored, and Sharonda Cooper also scored three runs.

Josie Adams started the game on the mound, and Katie Barnett came on in relief with one out in the second inning.

Barnett allowed just three hits and one run in 2 2/3 innings.