Homers, Montz no-hitter fuel Demopolis thrashing of Fruitdale

It got ugly in a hurry in Demopolis’s second game Friday as the Lady Tigers routed Fruitdale 15-0 at the Washington County Mardi Gras Tournament.

Demopolis scored five runs in the first inning, four in the second and six in the third en route to the victory. Kayla Montz dazzled in a the three-inning no-hitter while striking out eight of the 10 batters she faced in the contest.

Courtney Smith singled to open the game and stole second before Elly Brown singled to put runners on the corners. Abbey Latham followed with a run-scoring single to plate Smith and put Demopolis up 1-0. Bria Brown repeated the feat three pitches later to plate Brown and move the lead to 2-0.

Latham scored on a wild pitch to make it 3-0 before Anna Katherine Aldridge singled in Brown and courtesy runner Alex Abrams for the 5-0 advantage.

Elly Brown got drilled by a pitch to open the second. Latham drilled the next pitch over the center field fence for a two-run homer and the 7-0 Lady Tiger lead. Bria Brown doubled two pitches later, stole third, and later scored on a passed ball during Montz’s at-bat. Lane Braeden Burbage singled in Abrams to put her team up 9-0.

Latham hit a one-out double to start the rally in the third inning. Bria Brown then stroked a 3-2 pitch over the center field fence for a two-run homer and the 11-0 lead. Aldridge later singled in Abrams and Kendall Hannah to make it 13-0. Taylor Smith singled in Aldridge and Burbage to set the final margin.

Courtney Smith was 1-for-3 with a run scored and one of the eight Demopolis stolen bases in the game. Elly Brown finished 1-for-2 with two runs scored. Latham was 3-for-3 with a double, a home run, three runs scored, two RBIs and two stolen bases.

Bria Brown went 3-for-3 with three runs scored, a double, a homer, three RBIs and three stolen bases. Montz walked. Abrams scored three runs and stole two bases. Hannah walked and scored. Aldridge was 2-for-3 with a run scored and four RBIs. Burbage finished 3-for-3 with a run scored and one RBI. Taylor Smith finished 2-for-3 with two RBIs.

Demopolis (2-0) is set to play host team Washington County Saturday at 11 a.m.