Pitching, hitting all work for Bulldogs regional rout

Hampton-Dumont pitcher Kylie Voy comes off the field to a fist bump from her coach Kelsey Enslin after the second inning striking out two swinging after facing a 3-0 count. (Kristi Nixon/Hampton Chronicle)

HAMPTON – Twice in the second inning of this Class 3A opening round regional game, Hampton-Dumont senior pitcher Kylie Voy faced a 3-0 count.

Each time she came all the way back to strike out Forest City’s batters to tally eight total strikeouts and she got plenty of hitting support in a 10-0, five-inning opening victory over the Indians on Tuesday, July 3 in Hampton.

“I just said, ‘I can get this,’” Voy said after facing the 3-0 hole. “It is very hard to come back from a 3-0 count, but I just pushed myself to do this. Basically, getting it right down the middle for a strike because most likely they are not going to swing if it’s a 3-0 count. It was just a good way to come back and know that I can push myself and can throw it right in there.”

The full story appears in the July 11 print and online editions of the Hampton Chronicle.