By KEVIN HARRIS
NEW ALBANY – New Albany rebounded from Monday’s disappointing 7-6 loss in 10 innings at rival Jeffersonville with an 11-5 home victory over another rival in Providence on Tuesday at Prosser Field.
Mariah Grant paced the Bulldogs’ offense. She went 3-for-4 with a double, three RBIs and two runs scored.
New Albany freshman Madison Lawson was 2-for-4, scoring twice and collecting two RBIs. Teammate Marissa Jones went 2-for-3 with a double and two runs scored.
Bulldog starter Morgan Jenks earned the complete-game victory, improving her record to 3-1. She allowed five runs (two earned) on five hits and no walks. Jenks struck out 12.
Starter Hannah Wolford got the loss for Providence (3-7) as she fanned 12 Bulldogs (8-7). She went 2-for-3 at the plate with a run scored and an RBI.
NEW ALBANY 11, PROVIDENCE 5
Providence 000 200 3- 5 5 4
New Albany 030 503 x-11 10 2
W – Morgan Jenks (3-1). L – Hannah Wolford (3-6). 2B – Marissa Jones (NA), Mariah Grant (NA), Erikah Crosier (NA). 3B – Gabby Roberts (P).
Records – New Albany 8-7, Providence 3-7.