Floyd County High School’ girls’ varsity softball team last week put on an incredible offensive show against Eastern Montgomery. By the time umpires called the game in the 5th inning, the Lady Buffs piled up a 17-0 lead behind the no-hit pitching of senior Amber Ingram (left), who also accounted for six runs with a back-to-back home runs, including a grand slam (below).
It was a team effort as the Buffs’ defense shut down any potential hits the few times EastMont connected on a pitch and a second home run added to the lead.
Under Virginia High School League rules, a game can be called by the umpires after the fifth inning if one team has at least a 10-run lead so the umps pulled the plug on the game at the top of the 5th. With a 17-run lead the Lady Buffs didn’t even need to come to bat.
The Lady Buffs followed the blowout beating Giles and Auburn and face Glenvar next week.
They are 16-2 for the season and a strong contender for the post-season.
(Edited on May 13, 2011, to correct the outcome of the Giles game. My bad.)