Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX

April 26, 2014

Class 3A, Reg. III bi-district softball: Rusk rips apart Central, 16-1, to advance

Progress staff reports
Jacksonville Daily Progress


Rachel Miller, Cheyanne Phillips and Kara Hugghins each punched out three hits as Rusk coasted past Pollok Central's Lady Bulldogs, 16-1, Thursday night at Cushing High School.

The single-game bi-district win vaults the Lady Eagles (19-7) into a Class 3A, Region III area round match-up against either West or Rockdale next week.

Rusk batters feasted on Lady Bulldog pitching as Rusk rolled up 12 hits in the 5-inning (Mercy Rule) affair.

Miller, a sophomore went 3 for 4 with two home runs, a triple and five RBI, battling out of the lead-off spot.

She also scored three times.

Phillips, a senior, went 3 for 3 with a homer and four RBI.

Senior Kara Hugghins picked up three hits in four official trips. She doubled, plated a trio of runs and knocked in three.

Chelsea Daniels had a pair of hits, including a double while driving in one for the Ashley Renner-coached Lady Eagles.

Madi Turner picked up the remaining Rusk hit.

Phillips worked five innings and allowed one run (earned) on five hits. She whiffed two and walked three

The Lady Bulldogs ended their season with a record of (19-7) Central was the District 20-3A fourth-place representative