MOKANE — Fulton junior catcher Paige Clines had three hits, including a home run, and drove in six runs as the top-seeded Lady Hornets routed No. 7 South Callaway 20-4 on Saturday in the third-place game of the South Callaway Tournament.
Fulton (15-8) broke out for five runs in the top of the first inning, piled on seven runs in the second, scored two runs in the third and erupted for six runs in the fourth to end the game on the mercy rule. South Callaway (9-11) scored a run in the first and three runs in the fourth.
Clines finished 3-for-3 with a three-run homer in the second, a triple, a double and a run scored as the Lady Hornets amassed 19 hits, including six home runs. Junior shortstop Sydney Hedgpath went 2-for-3 with a three-run homer in the first, a two-run shot in the second, five RBI and scored three runs.
Junior center fielder Rylee Hagens was 4-for-4 with a solo home run in the fourth, two doubles, three RBI and four runs scored for Fulton. Sophomore left fielder Kiah Pittman finished 2-for-3 with a three-run homer in the fourth, three RBI and scored three times.
Junior second baseman Payton Mosley also went 2-for-3 with a solo home run in the second, an RBI and two runs scored for the Lady Hornets. Sophomore third baseman Alex Trowbridge was 3-for-4 with two RBI and scored two runs, while senior first baseman Taylor Kettle finished 3-for-4 with two doubles and three runs scored.
Junior pitcher Hayden Echelmeier went the distance to log the win for Fulton. Echelmeier (7-2) allowed four runs — only one earned — while scattering five hits, struck out one and issued one walk.
Senior catcher Kelsey Logan went 2-for-2 with a double as South Callaway tallied nine hits.
Junior starter Cassidy Crocker lasted just one inning in being pinned with the loss for the Lady Bulldogs. Crocker surrendered 11 runs on 10 hits.
Fulton rolled to an 11-1 win against No. 8 Mark Twain in the first round earlier Saturday. The Lady Hornets then lost 8-6 to No. 4 seed Eugene in the semifinals.
South Callaway knocked off No. 2 seed Wright City 10-5 in the first round. The Lady Bulldogs were then clipped by No. 3 seed New Bloomfield 6-5 in the semifinals.
Fulton traveled to Moberly for a North Central Missouri Conference matchup Monday night, while South Callaway hosted Russellville in a Show-Me Conference game.
Results from both contests were not available at press time.