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Huron celebrates Julie Littler's home run in the second game of a doubleheader against Flat Rock. Photo by Ricky Lindsay


Homeruns galore keep undefeated Chiefs going

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Dominant pitching has led the Huron softball team to an unblemished 15-0 record to begin the 2014 season. But the long ball powered the Chiefs to a doubleheader sweep against cross-town rival Flat Rock on Wednesday.

In the nine and two-thirds total innings played on Wednesday, Huron clubbed six home runs, including three straight.

"We know we have the ability to hit them, but we can't rely on them," Huron Coach Heather Holshoe said. "That's really been a focus of ours. We want to take things one base at a time and if it happens to come four at a time on a home run, we'll definitely take it, but we can't go in there swinging for them.

"We've really done a lot of our hitting with two strikes and that's really been a focus and that's definitely a strength."

Courtney VanRiper started the laser show with a two-run home run to left field. Two innings later, Floyd launched a three-run shot to the same location.

A 15 minute delay between games didn't slow the Chiefs' mighty bats in game two of the twinbill.

Summer Callahan continued the fireworks, crushing a two-run home run in the first inning. Julie Littler, Floyd, and Alexis Vella launched back-to-back-to-back long balls to round out the power surge.

Holshoe was excited about Floyd's two home runs and the three consecutive long balls to start the second inning.

"What can you say to that besides that's awesome?" she said. "These kids, there have been several multi home run games we have played, even by the same kid. They're just on a roll. They're getting good swings at good pitches."

Last Updated: 5/7/2014 11:50:05 PM EST