POCA, W.Va. - The Sissonville High School softball team saw its probable Regional opponent, Herbert Hoover, score 21 runs on Monday night against Clay County.
The Indians made quite an offensive statement themselves one night later.
Sissonville (14-12) exploded for a combined 27 runs Tuesday in sweeping a doubleheader at Poca by scores of 19-3 and 8-0, and in the process quickly clinched the Class AA Region 4, Section 2 championship.
Sissonville (14-12) will face the rival Huskies (23-3) at Hoover on May 9 in the Region 4 semifinals.
"We looked great in both games," Gross said. "We are really hitting the ball. The past few games we have really taken off and are crushing the ball. I'm hoping it stays with us.
In the first game, the Indians pounded out 17 hits in earning an easy 19-3 victory in five innings. Taylor Legg led the way with a 4-for-4 performance.
Freshman pitcher Alexee Haynes also had four hits in the game and struck out 10 in getting the win. Abbey Jordan and Bekah Baldwin chipped in with three hits each, while Andrea Harmon and Reagan Johnson contributed two hits each.
"We just didn't want to play down to their level," Haynes said. "We played like we can to get ready for Hoover. It felt great. We came in really focused."
In game two, Baldwin had three of Sissonville's nine hits, including a home run in the fourth inning. The senior drove in three runs.
Haynes is having a breakout season, Gross said.