Stansbury started with a deep smash to left field and ended the game the same way.
The Stallions’ first hitter, Janessa Bassett, opened Friday’s game against Provo with a blast that sailed over the left fielder’s head to the fence. She blazed around the bases for an inside-the-park home run to give Stansbury a 1-0 lead.
With two outs in the bottom of the fifth and Stansbury leading 9-0, Anjalee Batchelor duplicated Bassett’s hit with a shot that almost left the ballpark and hit the left field fence to bring home Beth Chipman with the 10th run of the game.
The 10-0 victory over the Bulldogs gave the Stallions their 11th victory in their last 12 games.
“Kimbri [Herrring] pitched a good game, we hit the ball well and played solid on defense. When you do those three things, good things are going to happen,” said Stansbury coach Bridget Clinton.
Herring improved to 8-4 this season, with a career pitching record of 25-6. She allowed only three singles and a double in the five-inning game.
Stansbury improved to 12-4 overall and 3-1 in region action with a game at Tooele on Tuesday and a game at home against Grantsville on Friday.
The Stallions pushed the lead to 2-0 in the second inning when Madi Riolo singled to right and scooted around the bases thanks to throwing errors by the Bulldogs.
Stansbury made it 4-0 in the third when Kilee Christiansen walked, and later scored on a wild pitch. Jade Callister ripped a pitch down the left field line to score Alyssa Guymon.
Bassett reached on a bunt single in the fourth and later scored on a single to left by Batchelor. Chipman walked and scored on a single by Christiansen to make it 6-0. Batchelor and Christiansen scored on a single by Guymon to make it 8-0.
Stansbury ended the game with a two-out rally in the fifth. Bassett reached on a fielder’s choice, stole second and stole third. Chipman singled home Bassett, and Batchelor hit her towering shot to left to scored Chipman and end the game.