HAMMOND | When a team hits the way that Bishop Noll did Friday, playing in 41-degree weather with swirling winds gets a little more tolerable.
With six players getting at least a hit for the Times No. 8 Warriors, they rolled over visiting Lake Station 10-0 in six innings in a lopsided Greater South Shore Conference affair.
Monica Martin went 3-for-4 with three runs and an RBI. She was a part of all the big Warrior scoring rallies.
"That's why she bats second. Monica can drive in a run and get a hit when we need it," Noll coach Ralph Laramie said.
She scored the game's first run after a Jade Acevedo double in the bottom of the first, then scored on a RBI single in the third from Tori Keilman, who went 3-for-3 with two RBIs and two runs herself.
Elena Sobilo also had a day at the plate by going 2-for-4, including a homer and a triple, with three RBIs and a run.
"We're on the rise this year. We're gonna do good," Martin said. "We've been working on hitting a lot lately."
Noll (4-2, 3-1 GSSC) scored four runs in the fourth to all but put away the game for starter Kate Richardson, who pitched all six innings, allowing five hits with four strikeouts and a walk.
She got into a jam in the second after allowing a Shelby Jorgensen single and Heather Gillespie walk, but battled back with a strikeout to end the threat.
Lake Station (4-2, 2-2) got back-to-back hits in the sixth, but Noll made a double play to end that inning.
"Lake Station's hitting is what bothered us coming into this game, but Kate worked hard to get into form," Laramie said.
Eagles coach Linda Llewellyn complimented her pitcher's performance and is curious to see about her team's fortitude in the future.
"Shelby (Jorgensen) threw great for this kind of weather. We just have to start working on the fundamentals more and do them correctly," she said. "We're gonna see what this team is made of."