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Toney pitches three inning perfect game in Heritage romp

It’s been quite a while since there was a hit recorded against the Heritage pitching staff. Kamryn Toney tossed a three-inning perfect game and Heritage sent 26 batters to the plate in a little over two innings in a 15-0 romp over Clarke Central Thursday.

Toney struck out eight of the nine batters she faced to complete the abbreviated gem for Heritage (3-0, 2-0 Region 8-AAAAA), which picked up its third consecutive shut out to start the season. Kierra Camp had pitched a six inning no-hitter against Flowery Branch Tuesday and the right-handed duo hasn’t allowed a hit since the first inning of the first game of the season, in a win over Rockdale August 14.

Against overmatched Clarke Central starter Sallie Cornwell, Heritage had its first eight batters reach base and score in the bottom of the first. Diamond Callwood, Taylor Moser, Camp and LaKaitlen Barney each drew walks, while Addy Allegretti, Toney and Heidi Shepherd added singles, the last two of which drove in runs and made it a 7-0 game.

The hosts sent 11 batters to the plate in the second. Carri Wilkerson led off with a triple and scored on a wild pitch, part of a six-run frame that included a two-run, inside-the-park home run from Callwood.

Meanwhile, Toney was working quickly and throwing strikes. The sophomore caught Hannah Gorman and Cornwell looking to start the game and struck out the side in the first. Kaitlyn Hooker was the only Clarke Central hitter to put the ball in play in fair territory as her tapper in front of the mound was played nicely by catcher Shepherd for the first out of the second. Toney followed by striking out the final five batters. In six innings so far in 2013, Toney has allowed one single while recording 12 strikeouts.

Heritage will try to stay unbeaten in league play when it travels to Apalachee Tuesday at 5:55 p.m.