University Heights scored six runs in the first inning and three more in the second and mad eit stand up in a 12-3 win over Fort Campbell Monday in Hopkinsville.
Before the game, players, coaches, fans, and family joined in remembering Elizabeth Atwood, a UHA infielder who was killed in a traffic crash last month. A blue and white cross with her name on it was erected beyond the right field fence, and players from both teams gathered around it for a short pregame memorial service.
On the field, Sarah Covington and Shayna Hudson each had three hits and 2 RBIs, and Hadley Burns had two hits and two RBIs as the Lady Blazers won their season opener. UHA had 15 hits in the game, with all nine starters getting at least one hit.
Kaitlyn Lewis scattered three hits and gave up two earned runs, striking out 10.
Jenna Caracillo had an RBI single for the Lady Falcons (0-2), with Caitlyn Jay taking the pitching loss.
UHA (1-0) will host Livingston Central today, while Fort Campbell hosts Hopkinsville.