Junior Kesler Finney had a big cushion after the first inning and a 12-0 advantage by the end. She didn't need it.
In her first start this season, after pitching three relief innings of three-run ball in South Callaway's last game, Finney pitched all five innings Hermann (1-7) came to the plate, giving up no hits and one walk while striking out six. She didn't allow a baserunner until a leadoff walk in the fifth inning, and then she struck out the side to end Monday's game on Senior Day in Mokane.
The Lady Bulldog lineup hit three doubles in the first inning and eventually scored seven runs in the frame. Senior Hailee Potter led off the game with a two-bagger and then freshman Reagan Arrowood drove her in with a double. Arrowood would score on a passed ball, senior Grace Pontius was hit by a pitch and then freshman McKenzie Laughlin hit an RBI double to make it 3-0.
Hermann coughed up three runs on some errors and a passed ball. Arrowood drove in her second run of the inning with a single — part of her 3-for-3 day with two RBIs and two doubles.
South Callaway's offense would score two in the third and three in the fourth to finish its day. Potter went 1-for-1 with three walks and three runs scored, Pontius went 1-for-2 with two RBI and Laughlin went 2-for-3 with an RBI.
The Lady Bulldogs (4-2) will stay at home for a 5 p.m. Thursday game against Hallsville (7-3).