Most pitchers don’t get to throw their first pitch with a seven-run lead.
However, Hendersonville High senior Carley Carlisle had that luxury on Monday evening, flirting with a no-hitter for five innings in the Lady Commandos’ 14-2 victory at Station Camp.
Carlisle retired the first 11 hitters she faced before issuing three consecutive bases on balls in the fourth inning. She maintained her no-hit bid into the fifth before Lady Bison freshman Addie Lange singled up the middle to record Station Camp’s first hit.
“Mainly, my screwball and my curveball were working,” Carlisle said. “I had just really good movement on my ball tonight.”
Hendersonville (15-6-1 overall, 2-1 in District 9-AAA) sent 13 hitters to the plate in the first inning, scoring seven times on three hits and six base on balls. Senior starting pitcher Taylor Gaines lasted 2/3 of an inning for Station Camp (3-15, 1-2) before sophomore Jordan Hodge came on in relief. Hodge – who collected six strikeouts – finished the game, allowing just two runs until the seventh inning, when the Lady Commandos piled on five more.
“Jordan has only pitched one inning (in any game) all year long,” Station Camp head coach Ken Crook said. “That’s the longest she’s been. So to be in as long as she pitched, she did well.”
Hendersonville senior outfielder Kendyll Rockom led the Lady Commando attack, driving in four runs while scoring three more. Rockom had two hits and drew three walks, while junior shortstop Lexi Revis produced four hits.
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Hendersonville 702 000 5 – 14 15 0
Station Camp 000 020 0 – 2 1 3
Carley Carlisle and Annsley Kalamon; Taylor Gaines, Jordan Hodge (1) and Chasity Wheeley. WP – Carlisle (10-4). LP – Gaines (1-8). Records: Hendersonville 15-6-1 overall, 2-1 in District 9-AAA; Station Camp 3-15, 1-2.