Hurricane put three more runs on the board in the second, when Sargent doubled home Amber Null and Casto. Addie Fullen brought home another run with an infield single -- one of four such base hits by Hurricane on the night.
"We've hit the ball like that a lot of games this year," Hurricane Coach Josh Caldwell said. "We like to come out and be aggressive and work the counts. When we do that, we're going to be tough to beat.
"Against a really good pitcher (12 hits) is a number we like, and Linzie just keeps on killing the ball, as do a lot of our girls."
Garber quickly saw the parallel between Tuesday's game and SA's first meeting with Rogers. Hurricane's Emily Davis beat the Dragons in the MSAC title game last year.
"It reminded me, actually, of last year when we 10-runned them and Courtney at our place, when we played them the first time," Garber said. "When you have a couple little unfortunate hits in there added to a couple blasts and a couple shots from not hitting your locations, it makes for a quick night.
"I thought Courtney was a real good pitcher last year, and I think the same. But last year, we started playing from the first pitch, sort of like we did tonight after we made a play in the fourth inning."
Hurricane had a golden opportunity to end the game in the fourth after Sargent's triple and a double from Fullen made it 9-0. The Redskins loaded the bases with no outs, when Garber instructed the SA outfield to play shallow to guard against a sacrifice fly that would have ended the game.
Emily Davis hit a line drive to left field that was tracked down by SA's Whitney Jones for the first out. Kaylee Wooten, who was serving as courtesy runner for Rogers, forgot to tag at third before breaking to the plate with what would have been the game-clinching run.
Jones fired to shortstop and cutoff Madi Marshall, who relayed the ball to third baseman Alyssa Bonham to double up Wooten. In the excitement, Fullen had passed third base herself, and was easily tripled up at second when Bonham fired to Maddie Chandler to retire the side with a triple play.
Hurricane plays host to Winfield and Cabell Midland in a home doubleheader beginning at 5 p.m. today. St. Albans is off until Thursday, when it plays at Spring Valley.
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