Softball: Anderson boosts Royals in 8-1 win over Monticello

Elli Anderson belted a home run and drove home four runs as the Rogers Royals thumped Monticello 8-1 at home Friday to stay unbeaten.

Katelyn Kemmetmueller struck out 11 batters, spacing out six hits and a walk, allowing one unearned run.

Anderson homered over the center field fence in the first inning. The sophomore third baseman hit one off the fence in the same spot her next at-bat, although she was held to a single on that one.

Madi Anderson was 2-for-3, Emily Hanford 1-for-3 (RBI), Kaitlyn Lloyd 2-for-2 (two RBI), and Maddie Thiebault 2-for-3 (RBI).

Bret Hulett took the loss for Monticello. She and Alisa VanderHarr had two hits each.

The Royals are 4-0 in the Mississippi 8 and 5-0 overall. They’ll play at Irondale on Monday.