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 Hiners Lead Prima Donnas to 13-8 Win Over Badonkadonks

July 30, 2008 - Sisters Megan and Natosha Hiner had quite a day for the Golden Rule Masonic Lodge #16 Prima Donnas in girls senior league softball action Saturday. The pair combined for five hits, five RBIs and six runs scored while leading their team to a 13-8 win over the Boondock’s Farms Badonkadonks.

Natosha Hiner had a 2-for-2 day at the plate, with three runs and four RBIs. Megan Hiner reached base four times, scoring three runs and driving in another. She also pitched a three-hitter, striking out six batters in five innings of work.

The Badonkadonks had a five-run third inning, highlighted by a two-RBI double by Brittany Brown that tied the game 6-6. But the Prima Donnas exploded for a six-run fourth inning that pretty much put the game away.

Katie Parrish walked to start the inning and Maddie Fender slapped a single. Hayley Morgan then drew a walk and Megan Hiner followed with a base hit, scoring Parrish. Natosha Hiner’s sacrifice scored Fender and then Caitlyn Marsischke was walked. Grounders by Libbie Fender and Katie Wilfong scored Natosha Hiner and Marsischke to complete the six-run rally and put the Prima Donnas up 12-6.

Brown had a fantastic game at the plate for the Badonkadonks, going 2-for-2 with two runs and three RBIs. Taylor Hardeman had a singled and scored two times. Runs were also scored by Allison St. John, Morgan Helderbrand and Hayley Hardeman.

Brown pitched for the Badonkadonks and allowed just five hits. But the Prima Donnas took advantage of numerous walks and errors, and as a team had four sacrifices in the game.

Marsischke scored three times and plated another runner on a first-inning single for the Prima Donnas. Hayley Morgan scored twice, Maddie Fender had a hit and scored a run, while Parrish plated two runs in the game.


The Boondock’s Farms Badonkadonks exploded for eight runs in both the first and third innings and Brittany Brown pitched a three-hitter in a 16-3 victory over the Knightstown American Legion Purple Rain.

The Purple Rain actually took a 2-0 lead in the first inning when Hannah Doubman and Abbi Haines both singled. Haines sent Doubman home on her hit, and Ashkia Howard’s single scored Haines.

But the Badonkadonks responded with a flurry of runs in the bottom of the first. Haley Hardeman, Ashley Darling, Brown, Morgan Helderbrand, Taylor Hardeman, Rachel True, Bailey Hochstedler and Breanna Stephens all crossed the plate despite the fact that the team didn’t have a single hit in the inning. There were five walks issued, one hit batter, and two errors.

The Purple Rain cut the lead to 8-3 in the top of the third when Maribeth Wells was hit by a pitch and later scored on a grounder by Howard.

The third inning was nearly a replica of the first for the Badonkadonks. Eight players scored in the inning, although the team managed just one hit in the frame. There were five walks, two hit batters and one error.

Doubman, Haines and Howard had the lone hits off of winning pitcher Brown.

Doubman and Wells pitched for the Purple Rain and allowed just two hits, singles by Darling and Brown.

Haley Hardeman, Brown, Helderbrand, True Hochstedler and Stephens all scored two runs apiece for the winners.


Megan Hiner was in complete control on the mound against the First Christian Church Gators, pitching the Golden Rule Masonic Lodge #16 Prima Donnas to an 11-0 win.

Hiner fired a two-hitter, walking just three and hitting two batters. She recorded 12 strikeouts, including six of the last seven batters.

Mahaley Hagy pitched well for the Gators, allowing just three seven in the game.

Haley Cruse had a first inning single and Jocelyn Sturgill ripped a fourth inning double off of Megan Hiner, but that’s all the Gators could manage.

Natosha Hiner was a force at the plate for the Prima Donnas, ripping three hits, scoring three runs and driving in four teammates. Megan Hiner also had three hits and scored three times, with two RBIs.

Haley Morgan went 2-for-4 with two runs and two RBIs. Ruby Chew scored twice and Hannah Morgan also plated a run. Libbie Fender and Caitlyn Marsischke both reached base three times but were stranded on each occasion.

Megan Hiner got into trouble twice in the game. In the third inning, Shawna Rigdon and Tiffany Spence drew walks, and Jessica Runyan was hit by a pitch to load the bases. Hiner struck out the next batter to end the threat.

The Gators challenged Hiner again in the fourth inning when Sturgill ripped her two-out double and Kayla Truax followed with a walk. Amber Rubio sacrificed the runners to second and third base, but Hiner again got out of trouble by striking out the next hitter.

The girls senior league tournament is scheduled to begin double-elimination play this week.


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