STEELE, Mo. -- Opening Day could not have went much better for the Kennett Lady Indians.
Jordan Wagster hit an inside-the-park grand slam in the top of the first inning to set the pace on offense, while Laurel Scales pitched a perfect game as the Lady Tribe rolled past South Pemiscot 14-0 here Monday in the Bootheel Conference opener for both teams.
"Laurel had a great day at the mound," Kennett coach Laurie Vaughan said. "Between her and (catcher) Ciara (Dewrock), she was really working her pitches and keeping them offbalance. That's a great way for her to kick off her spring season -- and for all of us."
Scales had a 4-0 lead by the time she took to the pitching circle, thanks to the efforts of Wagster, whose inside-the-park home run with the bases loaded staked Kennett (1-0, 1-0 Bootheel) to the early lead.
The Lady Indians did not give up from there, scoring in every inning and enforcing the 10-run mercy rule after five innings.
"We've been really working hard on our hitting and really making some adjustments," said Vaughan. "The girls really stepped it up today and I was really proud of the way they hit the ball."
Wagster finished the day 3-for-4, while Abbi Daniels and Taylor Wake each had a pair of hits. Daniels, Dewrock and Anna Stillman each drove in two runs on the day.
Kennett is scheduled to play at Holcomb today before coming home to face Dexter on Wednesday.
Holcomb 18, Delta C7 0
At Deering, the Hornets scored five runs in the first inning and rolled to an opening-day win over the host Chargers.
Corbin Clark, David McDaniel, Dylan McCormick and Jordan Osborn all had three hits apiece to fuel the Holcomb attack.
Clark started and got the win, tossing three innings of shutout ball.
The Hornets travel to Twin Rivers today.
Cooter 6, Gosnell 2
At Cooter, the Wildcats got a strong pitching performance from junior Logan Edwards to win their season opener.
Edwards did not allow an earned run while going the distance, striking out four and scattering five hits while allowing no walks.
Cooter led just 2-1 entering the bottom of the fifth inning, but scored four runs to open up a comfortable lead and take the victory.
Cooter had seven hits in the win with Charles Copeland leading the way with a pair of hits and two RBIs, while Seth Childers, Aaron McCaig, Jonathan Boone, Devon Quearry and Edwards all had a hit each.
C.J. Lee took the loss for the Pirates, going four innings, allowing three hits while striking out four and walking two.
Cooter plays at Saxony Lutheran on Thursday.