Cameron Baltimore threw a four-hitter and got 13-hit support Friday as Ooltewah’s Lady Owls beat McMinn County, 9-2, in the first round of the District 5-AAA softball tournament at Ooltewah High.
Baltimore struck out one and walked none in the dominating performance. She faced 19 batters, one over the minimum, over the final six innings.
“She pitched really well,” Ooltewah coach Jon Massey said.
The Lady Owls advance to the second round where they will face No. 1 seed East Hamilton on Saturday morning at 9 a.m. at Cleveland High School, host for the remainder of the tournament.
Baltimore’s batterymate, Summer Williams, provided the most offensive support. Williams went 2-for-3 with a triple, drove in four runs and scored twice.
Five other players went 2-for-4:
Tiera Lemon added two stolen bases and scored three times.
Ashunti Cooper’s two hits included a triple and she stole a base.
Sloan Sullivan scored two runs.
Aubie Collake drove in two runs.
Shelby Sutton had one RBI.
McMinn County 100 100 0 – 2 4 1
Ooltewah 300 033 x – 9 13 1
Hope Mizell and Mizell; Baltimore and Williams.
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