CARLISLE — Jess Henderson tossed a three-hitter to lead State College to a 4-0 victory over Carlisle on Friday.
Henderson did not walk a batter and struck out five. Henderson pitched well, State College coach Rick Hall said. Our defense played well. There were a lot ground balls and Sara Flick made a couple of nice plays in the outfield.
Henderson helped herself in the first inning. Corey Marfitt bunted for a single to open the game, moved up om a Megan Robert bunt. Allison Baney reached on an error and moved up on a wild pitch to set the stage for Henderson, who smacked a two-run single.
Baney doubled and scored on Laura Harris sacrifice fly in the third. Hope Guthoff singled and scored on Baneys RBI double in the sixth.
Marfitt and Baney each had two hits for the Lady Little Lions (2-1), who finished with nine hits, but left 10 runners on base. We scored when we needed to, but we left too many on base, Hall said.
State College plays at Cumberland Valley on Friday.