Kentlake High School has had mashers send long home runs over the home fences for years.
But nothing – NOTHING – has happened quite like the scoring output the Falcons have experienced in their past two games.
A couple of days after defeating defending SPSL North champion Jefferson (27-20), Kentlake beat Kent-Meridian, 27-1, on Wednesday.
If you are trying to add that on your fingers and toes, forget about it. Grab a calculator. The Falcons have totaled 54 runs in their past 11 innings of at-bats – and scored at least one run in each of those innings.
“We kind of turned it on,” Kentlake coach Kaylee Powell said.
Powell said she did not see this coming. In fact, the Falcons had been slumping earlier in the season.
“We finally got some urgency,” Powell said. “It is important they think about the postseason. They want to be successful, and figured out how to be successful – and that is in score-fests.”
In the two games, they have pounded out 11 extra-base hits. Regan Rudisill hit a home run in the win Wednesday.
After the Falcons’ victory Monday, Kentlake athletic director Bruce Rick joshed in an E-mail to Powell that she had taken a page out of the football team’s playbook (since the score was 27-20 … more of a football score, not a fastpitch score).
“We are really proud of them,” said Powell, who is a former Kentlake catcher. “We play at our level. We do not slow down.”