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Prep softball: Norman Pitches Shutout as Rockets Pound Center Point

After a big weekend for the Rockets where they went undefeated through a 6 game stretch to win the Smith Lake Classic, the Rockets fell in a close 8-6 loss to Moody on Monday. The Rockets got back to business on Wednesday with a 20-0 domination of Center Point to improve to 16-7 on the season.

The 2 1/2 inning game ended early on the run-rule as the Rockets scored 13 runs in the 1st inning and 7 more runs in the 2nd inning. Gardendale had 10 hits and no errors.

Kendall Norman took the circle for the Rockets and allowed just 1 hit and struck out 7 of the 12 batters she faced.

Center Point made 10 errors in the field.

Nattie Miles, Catey Thomas, Ella Neal, Anna Valentine and Norman all had a hit for the Rockets. Lillie Piersol went 2 for 3 and Cheyenne Simpson went 3 for 3 to lead the Gardendale offense.