Disney World is known as the Magic Kingdom.
But Enka softball did not need a whole lot of trickery or illusions to win its first game on the resort’s grounds Tuesday in Orlando, Fla.
The undefeated Sugar Jets plated 12 runs in the first inning and four more in the second of a 16-0 romp over Ursuline School (N.Y.).
The scoreboard incorrectly read 17-0 at the conclusion of a game shortened by the mercy rule.
Who could blame the scoreboard operator for not being able to keep up?
Enka (8-0) pounded out 15 hits as a team, led by Division I college recruits Jasmine Palmer (Florida State) and Jordan Harris (Appalachian State), who had three base knocks apiece. They combined for 10 RBIs.
Payton Trantham, Addison Harris and Katie Grace Olinger had two hits each. Palmer and Addison Harris (who had three RBIs) each hit home runs.
Olinger was also the winning pitcher. She struck out six Ursuline batters and allowed one hit with no walks. Thirty-three of her 48 pitches were for strikes.
Enka will play three games while it is in Florida, with the next one coming Wednesday morning at 9 a.m. against Libertyville (Ill.). The Sugar Jets are ranked No. 2 in this week’s N.C. Softball Coaches Association 3-A poll and the only undefeated softball team left in Buncombe County.
The defending Mountain Athletic Conference 3-A champions raised about $29,000 to make the spring break trip to Orlando.