SOUTHWEST MERCY RULES AMERICAN, 19-2

Southwest scored 8 runs in the top of the first inning and 11 more in the third to rout host American, 19-2, Friday afternoon. Yesenia Fonticiella's two-run double in the first made it 4-0. Priscilla Roche and D'Lani Navarro followed with singles. Two innings later, Camila Broz' two-run single made it 12-2. Navarro also had a two-run single and winning pitcher Yessenia Perez had the last of the Lady Eagles' nine hits, a triple to right field. Plate umpire Mark Ghezzi invoked the 15-run mercy rule after the third inning. Southwest (1-1) plays its home-opener Monday at 4pm at Tropical Park. The Patriots fall to 0-2.

Leadoff batter Sherlly Roche scored four times