By TOMMY REZAC
St. Joseph Post
MAYSVILLE - Maysville got off to a nice start in Wednesday's Class 1 sectional softball game, scoring three runs on three doubles in the first inning.
And that was just the start.
The No. 2 Wolverines (21-3) scored five runs in the second, five more in the third and a couple more for good measure in the 4th to run rule North Andrew, 15-0, at Lakesite Country Club in Maysville.
"We just showed what this team is capable of," Wolverines coach Ashley Mazurkewycz said. "Our bats were working, our defense was fantastic. It all just came together. It was a fun, fun game."
Maysville blew the game open in the top of the second when sophomore Hailey Lemunyon hit an infield home run to right field, which scored a pair of runs.
Senior Ashton Willis followed that up three at-bats later with a three-run bomb deep to left, giving Maysville an 8-0 cushion.
The Wolverines scored those first eight runs all with two outs.
After North Andrew went down in order in the bottom of the second, Maysville continued to build its already sizable lead, drawing six walks in the top of the third and scoring an unearned run via error, eventually taking a 13-0 lead.
A two-run homer to left center by senior Ashley Brown in the fourth put Maysville ahead 15-0 and officially into run rule territory.
North Andrew (18-9) got a couple of runners on via walk in the bottom of the fourth, but got nothing across. The Cardinals failed to get a runner to third base in the entire game, and had just one total hit.
Brown, and fellow seniors Claire Catlett, Ashton Willis and Rylie Boyer each scored three runs in the win. Lemunyon scored two runs, while striking out five in a complete game shutout in the circle.
"Oh man, it's exciting," Brown said of her team's performance and season thus far. "Especially since we did this two years ago and the year before that. To come back and do it again my senior year, it's something else that's for sure."
Maysville, who took third at state in 2019 and won the whole thing in 2018, will stay home Saturday to host Pattonsburg in the Class 1 quarterfinal round. First pitch time has yet to be announced.
North Andrew ends the season after winning their first district title since 1991 and a school-record number of wins.
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