Junior shortstop Sydney Hedgpath had two hits and knocked in five runs to power the Lady Hornets past the Lady Pirates on Tuesday night at the high school athletic complex.
Fulton (17-8) quickly jumped in front with four runs in the bottom of the first inning and piled on six more runs in the fifth. Boonville tallied its lone run in the fourth.
Hedgpath finished 2-for-4 with two doubles and scored two runs as the Lady Hornets totalled nine hits. Sophomore designated player Kiah Pittman went 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored, while junior right fielder Kayla Neal was 1-for-3 with a double, an RBI and scored a run.
Junior first baseman Paige Clines finished 1-for-4 with a double, an RBI and two runs scored.
Fulton senior pitcher Taylor Kettle picked up the complete-game victory, giving up an earned run on six hits. Kettle (5-5) struck out eight and walked one.
On Monday night in Moberly, Kettle — serving as designated player — went 3-for-5 with two RBI and three runs scored as Fulton rolled to a 13-4 North Central Missouri Conference victory over the Lady Spartans.
The Lady Hornets — who also blitzed Moberly 16-1 on Sept. 17 in Fulton — raised their NCMC record to 7-2. Fulton put up three runs apiece in the top of the first and second innings Monday night and then pulled away behind a seven-run outburst in the sixth.
The Lady Spartans scored three runs in the bottom of the fourth and one run in the sixth.
Hedgpath was 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI as the Lady Hornets accumulated 14 hits. Sophomore left fielder Kyela Macon finished 1-for-4 with a double and two RBI.
Clines went 2-for-5 and scored three runs, while junior center fielder Rylee Hagens was 2-for-5 with two doubles and a run scored.
Junior pitcher Hayden Echelmeier went the distance to earn the win for Fulton. Echelmeier (8-2) gave up four runs — just one earned — on nine hits, struck out three and issued three walks.
The Lady Hornets end the regular season at home against NCMC rival Mexico at 5 p.m. Thursday. Fulton was edged by the defending Class 3 state champion Lady Bulldogs 2-1 on Sept. 19 in Mexico.