HALLSVILLE -- The Class 3 No. 2 Hallsville Lady Indians run-ruled the Class 2 No. 9 North Callaway Ladybirds 12-2 in five innings Monday at Hallsville High School.
Hallsville (11-1) scored 10 runs on five hits in the bottom of the first. North Callaway (10-6) committed four errors in the first, more than it had against Class 3-5 schools in five games in the Take the Lake Tournament.
The Lady Indians added two insurance runs in the bottom of the fourth.
North Callaway scored one run in the fourth and fifth.
Lauren Speight (6-3) took the loss for the Ladybirds, going ⅓ inning. She allowed eight runs (two earned) on four hits -- one being a two-run home run in the first inning -- walked one and struck out none.
Hallsville scored 12 runs on nine hits and committed one error, while North Callaway plated two runs on four hits and made six errors.
Corynne Miller led the Ladybirds' offense, going 2-for-3 with a triple, scoring one run and got on in her other at-bat with a fielder's choice.
"We got off to a rough start in the bottom of the inning," North Callaway coach Mariah McKee said. "Give Hallsville credit; they hit the ball hard. We just had trouble fielding tonight. I believe we'll learn from tonight's game. And if we play another quality team, we should be able to do better, just like at the Lake of the Ozarks tournament."
North Callaway faces California (6-6) at 5 p.m. today in California, Missouri.